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    News - NVIDIA slips GeForce GT 240 into the mid-range

    NVIDIA has itself another new 40nm GPU, designed as a replacement for the ageing GeForce 9600 GT.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA slips GeForce GT 240 into the mid-range

    Quote Originally Posted by The Article
    features 96 stream processors clocked at 1,340MHz
    Not entirely unlike a 9600GSO then...!
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    comes equipped with either GDDR3 or GDDR5 memory, in 512MB or 1,024MB capacities, hooked up to a 128-bit interface.
    Ooooh, ouch. A 9600GSO was badly bottlenecked by its 192bit GDDR3 memory interface. I hate to think how much a 128bit GDDR3 interface will hold this card back. On the other hand, a GDDR5 version will have bandwidth similar to a 9600GT... which should mean better performance, given the extra stream processors.

    Only problem is likely to be the price - given that DDR3 GT220s are £60 already, I can't see even a DDR3 version of this card being less than £70. That would push DDR5 cards up towards £90, where it comes perilously close to trying to compete with the 512MB 5750. It isn't hard to guess what would win that particular face off...

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    Re: News - NVIDIA slips GeForce GT 240 into the mid-range

    Shame they can't bring something in to replace the GTS 250 and compete with the 4850/70 in terms of price and performance with these new 40nm chips.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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