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Galaxy GeForce GT 240 (DDR5) Graphics Card

The GeForce GT 240 is a derivative of the GT200 GPU that powers the GeForce GTX 280 and the GeForce GTX 260. It is a slimmed-down version that features 96 stream processors and 8 ROPs. At the official core speed of 550 MHz, it is capable of processing up to 17.6 billion texels and 4.4 billion pixels per second.

Officially, the GeForce GT 240 can either use 900 MHz DDR3, 1 GHz GDDR3 or 850 MHz GDDR5 memory, delivering anywhere from 28.8 GB/s to 54.4 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

But Galaxy is never satisfied with sticking to the official specifications. Even though they are not officially calling this a factory-overclocked card, Galaxy gave their GeForce GT 240 (DDR5) card a slight boost in memory clock speed, going from 850 MHz to 900 MHz. Let's see how well that works out for them...

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Core / Card Code Name

• NVIDIA GT215

Stream Processors

• 96

Vertex Shader Version

• 4.1

Pixel Shader Version

• 4.1

Textures Per Clock

• Average 32

ROPs

• 8

Core Clock

• 550 MHz

Shader Clock

• 1340 MHz

Fill Rate

• 17,600 MTexels/s
• 4,400 MPixels/s

Graphics Memory

• 512 MB GDDR5

Graphics Memory Clock

• 900 MHz (3.6 GHz QDR)

Memory Bus Width

• 128-bits

Memory Bandwidth

• 57.6 GB/s

Bus Support

• PCI Express 2.0 x16

Microsoft DirectX

• 10.1

OpenGL

• 3.2

NVIDIA SLI Support

• None

NVIDIA GeForce 3G Vision

• Yes

NVIDIA PhysX Support

• Yes

NVIDIA CUDA Support

• Yes

RAMDAC

• Two integrated 400 MHz RAMDACs

CRT Max. Resolution

• 2048 x 1536

DVI Max. Resolution

• 2560 x 1600

Display Support

• One dual-linked HDCP-enabled DVI-I port
• One VGA port
• One HDMI port

HDMI Version

• HDMI 1.3a

Maximum Board Power

• 69 Watts

Idle Board Power

• 9 Watts

GPU Thermal Threshold

• 105 °C

Card Size

• 11.12 cm (4.376 inches) tall
• 16.8 cm (6.6 inches) long

Bundled Accessories

• None

Software Bundle

• Galaxy Utilities & Driver CD

Warranty

• 1 Year Warranty

 

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