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GeForce GT 240: Low Power, High Performance, Sub-$100

Palit's GeForce GT 240 1GB Sonic Edition

At launch, Palit sells the only GeForce GT 240 with 1GB of GDDR5. It's solution is called the Palit GeForce GT 240 Sonic Edition.

Keep in mind that the 1GB flavor of the GeForce GT 240 should tend to feature lower-than-reference memory clock rates. Thus, it's impressive that Palit's Sonic Edition card boasts 945 MHz memory, yielding 3,780 MHz effective speeds. The GPU is also overclocked to 585 MHz and the shaders are working at 1,424 MHz.

Palit bundles only the essentials, including a quick installation guide and driver CD. 

The card has DVI, HDMI, and VGA outputs. Just over seven inches long, the large cooler and bezel make Palit's offering a dual-slot unit. The size remains quite manageable, though.

  • DeadCat
    awesome for an HTPC!!
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  • rodney_ws
    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...
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  • Ramar
    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?
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  • Uncle Meat
    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.
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  • rodney_ws
    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.
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  • http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/

    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.
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  • jonpaul37
    the card is pointless, it's Nvidia's attempt to get some $$$ before an EP!C FA!L launch of Fermi
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  • jonpaul37
    The card is pointless, it's Nvidia's attempt to get some $$$ before an EP!C FA!L launch of Fermi.
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  • JofaMang
    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?
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  • KT_WASP
    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).

    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.
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