I appreciate it, been to Best buy and staples and they said that the new chips in the 200 series of gefroce are better than the 9800 series, and was trying to sell me a 230 model until zotac contacted me the other day and asked if I wanted the gts 250 as a replacement since the 9800 gt out lasted its time and they were getting rid of the bunch. so i just needed to know. thank you, in 5 more days itll be here
That would have elicited a response involving extreme violence if it had been me in that store!
The 210, 220, 230 and 240 are replacements for the low end and none of those cards are much faster than the 9600GT (GT240). The GTS250 is just a rebadged 9800GTX+ and some have the older 65nm GPU and some the newer 55nm one but both are still the G92 arch just as the low end 200's are the older arch on a 40nm process.