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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
- Core clock speed 738MHz
- Max video memory 1024 MB
- Memory type GDDR3
- Memory clock speed 1100MHz
- Maximum resolution
NVIDIA started GeForce GTS 250 sales 4 March 2009 at a recommended price of $199. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 70.4 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm). 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of GeForce GTS 250's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||838|
|Place by popularity||87|
|Value for money||0.07|
|GPU code name||G92B|
|Release date||4 March 2009 (13 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$199|
|Current price||$143 (0.7x MSRP)||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
GeForce GTS 250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTS 250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||128||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||738 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||754 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||55 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||150 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Maximum GPU temperature||105 °C|
|Texture fill rate||47.2 billion/sec||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||387.1 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTS 250's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 2.0 x16|
|Length||9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)|
|Height||4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)|
|Supplementary power connectors||6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 250: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
|Maximum RAM amount||1 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||1100 MHz||of 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)|
|Memory bandwidth||70.4 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||Two Dual Link DVI|
|Multi monitor support||+|
|Maximum VGA resolution||2048x1536|
|Audio input for HDMI||S/PDIF|
APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||3.0||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTS 250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.
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: 26%
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Overall GeForce GTS 250 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest GeForce GTS 250's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 2900 PRO, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.
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