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ASUS GF 240GT 1GB DDR5 review

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August 17, 2010 6:49:04 PM

Hi folks, I'm thinking buying an ASUS GF 240GT 1GB DDR5. What do you guys think about this card?
Is it much better than my Palit 9800GT 512Mb DDR3? I'm a bit confused... if i choose to stay with mine or go for the 240 GT. :??: 
I think the 6-pin connector are a great disadvantage, and the clocks are a bit lower than my card.
What would i do... ? ;) 
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 6:57:12 PM

Your current card is better then a GT240, by a fairly large margin.....
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 7:14:16 PM

the GT240 is more in-line with the ATI 9600GT in terms of performance. stick with your 9800GT
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August 17, 2010 7:32:54 PM

Thanks to all.
But how is that possible to be better than mine.. :??:  1GB , DDR5, it should be better... i don't understand!
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 7:40:28 PM

RAM is only one part of a video card
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 7:47:41 PM

You have a lot more factors in the power of the card then ram type and amount of ram alone.

Think of this way, there are a few 768MB cards that outperform even some 2GB cards.

E.G. The GTX 460 768MB is better then a 4890 2GB.
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 8:09:27 PM

If you are looking for an upgrade the minimum you should consider is something along the lines of an HD5770/HD4870/GTX 260.
Here is an HD4870 for $100 after rebate if you are interested;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is about 50% faster than your 9800GT, just make sure your power supply can handle the card.
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 18, 2010 11:43:37 AM

It is better than your card but not on the level of the HD4870 I linked. It's approximately halfway between the two. The HD4870 is more in line with a GTX 260 on the Nvidia side.
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