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The nVidia GeForce GT 240 is a low priced graphic processor aimed at casual gamers.

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Pros

Good for HTPC builders that want some degree of gaming performance, the GT240 is quiet and power efficient

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Is widely available on many pre-built desktops (ie. Dell, HP)

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Some manufacturers' versions are the quietest and coolest GPUs on the market (at the time of release)

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Cons

Overall performance / price ratio is poor, you can find better gaming performance in the 9800GT if you are willing to give up some features

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Power efficiency does not make up for the severe lack of performance in this case

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Far, far more performance available from the HD4770 at a similar price (and the HD5750 if you have extra budget)

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Single slot variants are held back by 75W PCIe limit

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The nVidia GeForce GT 240 is a low priced graphic processor aimed at casual gamers. It features a factory setting of 1340 MHz, and can work with up to 1G of DDR3, GDDR3, or GDDR5 in a 128-bit interface. An NVIDIA PureVideo HD processor is integrated to handle decoding high definition video on the fly without putting any extra load on the main GPU itself. NVIDIA 3D Vision support is also included, allowing users with wireless stereoscopic glasses to turn many existing games into full 3D experiences. Rendering standards supported include DirectX 10.1, OpenCL, OpenGL 3.2, and Microsoft's DirectCompute introduced in Windows 7. NVIDIA PhysX technology is supported as well for fast computing of physics in 3D environments. This card supports 2-Way SLI, allowing it to be linked with a second GeForce processor to share the processing load and increase performance.

Features
  • 1340MHz GeForce GT 240 processor
  • 96 CUDA cores
  • Memory Clock (MHz): 1700 MHz GDDR5, 1000MHz GDDR3, 900MHz DDR3 
  • Standard Memory Config: 512 MB or 1 GB 
  • Memory Interface: 128-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 54.4 GB/sec
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD processor
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Support
  • DirectX 10.1, DirectCompute, OpenCL, OpenGL 3.2 support
  • NVIDIA PhysX technology
  • Windows 7 Certified
  • 2-Way SLI ready with Hybrid Power Technology
  • Maximum Resolution 2560x1600
  • DVI, VGA, HDMI display ports supported
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