Zotac's GeForce GT 240 512MB AMP! Edition
We have two retail samples of the new GeForce GT 240: a 512MB and a 1GB card. Both are overclocked a bit, so we need to keep this in mind when looking at the benchmarks. In any case, let's have a look at our first test card, Zotac's GeForce GT 240 AMP! Edition.
Zotac's AMP! Edition cards are always overclocked, so we're not surprised to find that this card's 512MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1,000 MHz (4,000 MHz effective). Its GPU is overclocked to 600 MHz and the shaders are overclocked to 1,460 MHz.
The bundle is robust, including a manual, quick install booklet, DVI-to-HDMI adapter, Nvidia 3D glasses (the passive red/blue kind, not the active LCD version included in the GeForce 3D Vision kit), and driver/utility CD in the box.
The card has DVI, HDMI, and VGA outputs. Zotac's AMP! Edition card is a single-slot offering about seven and a half inches long.
The card's unique single-slot cooler is attractive, with a brushed metal look and raised lettering. But what surprised us was how effectively the unit kept the GPU cool, as we'll see in the temperature tests.
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awesome for an HTPC!!Reply
Well, it appears I might be the first poster... and that's pretty indicative of how exciting this card truly is. At any price point it's just hard to get excited when a company is just re-badging/re-naming older cards. DDR5? Oh yay! Now about that 128 bit bus...Reply
I really can't justify this card when a Sparkle 9800GT is on newegg for the same price or less than these cards. Perhaps if energy costs are really important to you?Reply
Before we get into the game results, something we want to stress is that all of the GeForce cards we used for benchmarking ended up being factory overclocked models, but that our Diamond Radeon HD 4670 sample is clocked at reference speeds.
The memory on the Diamond Radeon HD 4670 is clocked 200Mhz below reference speeds.
Also, the 9600 GSO was on the Egg for $35 after MIR a few weeks/months back. No, that's not a top-tier card, but at $35 that's practically an impulse buy.Reply
Looking at what cards people actually have (8800gt mostly), I think there are very few that would want to upgrade to this. Give us something better, Nvidia! The only reason why Ati doesn't have a 90% market share right now is that they can't make 5800s and 5700s fast enough.
the card is pointless, it's Nvidia's attempt to get some $$$ before an EP!C FA!L launch of FermiReply
The card is pointless, it's Nvidia's attempt to get some $$$ before an EP!C FA!L launch of Fermi.Reply
No SLI means they want to force higher profit purchases from those looking for cheap multi-card setups. That's dirty. I wonder how two 4670s compare to one of these for the damn near the same price?Reply
I too noticed the discrepancy in your stated numbers for the Diamond 4670. In the article it states 750MHz / 800MHz (1600 effective). But then in your chart it states 750MHz / 1000MHz (2000 effective).Reply
So, which one was used? Reference is 750/1000 (2000 eff.) Diamond had two versions, I believe, one at the reference speed and one at 750/900 (1800 eff.)
Just trying to understand you pick so we could better understand the results.