NVIDIA GeForce GT 240: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce GT 240 sales 17 November 2009 at a recommended price of $80 . This is a GT2xx architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB or 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 0 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 54.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 6.6" (168mm) (16.8 cm). No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 69 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.34% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GT 240: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking945
Value for money0.01
ArchitectureGT2xx (2009−2012)
GPU code nameGT215
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 November 2009 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$80
Current price$708 (8.9x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GT 240's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 240's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores96of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores96
Core clock speed550 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors727 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)69 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature105C C
Texture fill rate17.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance257.28 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GT 240 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length6.6" (168mm) (16.8 cm)
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 240: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount512 MB or 1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1700 MHz GDDR5, 1000 MHz GDDR3, 900 MHz DDR3 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth54.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 240. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsDVIVGAHDMI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 240, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.1
OpenGL3.2of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GT 240. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 240 1.34


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GT 240 521

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GT 240 5221

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 240 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD25

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 3−4

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5

Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1

Ultra Preset

Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7

Relative perfomance

GeForce GT 240's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GT 240 is Mobility Radeon, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

ATI MobilityMobilityRadeon

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 240:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

HD 7660DRadeon HD7660D
ATI HD 5570Radeon HD5570
HD 7560DRadeon HD7560D
GT 430GeForce GT430
HD 8570DRadeon HD8570D
HD 6550DRadeon HD6550D

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GT 240 according to our statistics.

User ratings: view and submit

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