Currently NVIDIA is releasing new versions of their lower end graphics card series. All new cards are based on NVIDIA's first 40 nm graphics processors. The GeForce GT 220 uses the GT216 GPU, while the G 210 uses the GT218 processor. This week marks the release of the GeForce GT 240 - NVIDIA's first GDDR5 memory card. It uses the GT215 GPU which is made in a 40 nm process at TSMC Taiwan. While the G 210 and GT 220 were positioned in the low-end segment, the GT 240 will offer performance similar to the GeForce 9600 GT, yet considerably below the aging GeForce 9800 GT.
NVIDIA lets partners build a wide range of different configurations, 512 MB or 1 GB of memory, GDDR3 or GDDR5, choice of DVI, VGA, DisplayPort and HDMI outputs. Palit has designed their own PCB and uses a custom cooling solution on their Palit GeForce GT 240 Sonic. In addition to that the card uses 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and features clocks that are higher than the reference design clock speeds.
|Memory Size||512 MB||256 MB / |
|512 MB / |
|512 MB||512 MB / |
|1024 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||64 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||256 bit||256 bit|
|Core Clock||600 MHz||550 MHz||625 MHz||750 MHz||550 MHz||585 MHz||650 MHz||600 MHz|
|Memory Clock||400 MHz||900 MHz||790 MHz /|
|1000 MHz||1700 MHz /|
|1890 MHz||900 MHz||900 MHz|
|Price||$45||$45||$69 - $79||$67||$99||$110||$80||$90|