A Closer Look
The cooler is a simple heatsink with a fan strapped to it. Thanks to the efficient 40 nm GPU design there is no need for copper or fancy heatpipes.
Thanks to NVIDIA's power efficient design the GeForce GT 240 no longer requires an extra power connector - while its predecessor 9600 GT required one.
This is the first time that NVIDIA uses GDDR5 memory chips on their graphics cards. Compared to GDDR3, GDDR5 offers twice the available bandwidth at the same frequency. The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Samsung, and carry the model number K4G10325FE-HC05. They are specified to run at 2000 MHz (4000 MHz GDDR5 effective).
This is NVIDIA's new GT215 GPU, it comes with 727 million transistors and is produced on a 40 nm process at TSMC Taiwan.