Last week NVIDIA released their GeForce GTS 250 series. As most of you already know the cards are based on the existing G92 GPU which has been used on a wide range of GeForce 8800 and 9800 cards before. The only novelty, if you can call it that, is that there is a 1 GB version available now. We also reviewed the 2 GB Palit exclusive card and saw that there is no need for such a card yet.
Galaxy has chosen to use an Arctic Cooling Accelero TwinTurbo cooler on their card, instead of the reference GeForce GTS 250 cooler which should hopefully make for a quieter experience. What is even better is that according to Galaxy the price of the card will not be higher than NVIDIA's MSRP of $149.
|GeForce GTS |
250 1 GB
|Galaxy GTS |
250 1 GB
HD 4870 X2
|Shader units||112||800||128||128||128||192||800||240||2x 800||240||2x 240|
|ROPs||16||16||16||16||16||28||16||32||2x 16||32||2x 28|
|GPU||G92||RV770||G92||G92||G92||GT200||RV770||GT200||2x RV770||GT200b||2x GT200b|
|Transistors||754M||956M||754M||754M||754M||1400M||956M||1400M||2x 956M||1400M||2x 1400M|
|Memory Size||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||896 MB||512 MB||1024 MB||2x 1024 MB||1024 MB||2x 896 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||448 bit||256 bit||512 bit||2x 256 bit||512 bit||2x 448 bit|
|Core Clock||600 MHz||625 MHz||675 MHz||738 MHz||738 MHz||576 MHz||750 MHz||602 MHz||750 MHz||648 MHz||576 MHz|
|Memory Clock||900 MHz||993 MHz||1100 MHz||1100 MHz||1100 MHz||999 MHz||900 MHz||1107 MHz||900 MHz||1242 MHz||999 MHz|