NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 738MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1100MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 2.11


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.

General info

Of GeForce GTS 250's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating838
Place by popularity87
Value for money0.07
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92B
Market segmentDesktop
Release date4 March 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199
Current price$143 (0.7x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

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 cores128of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores128
Core clock speed738 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate47.2 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance387.1 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors6-pin
SLI options+


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.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1100 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth70.4 GB/sof 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 ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.0of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTS 250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

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.

GTS 250 2.11
  • Passmark


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%

GTS 250 621

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 250 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

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTS 250 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

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.

ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO Radeon HD 2900 PRO

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Similar GPUs

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

ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO Radeon HD 2900 PRO
AMD Radeon HD 7570 Radeon HD 7570
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 GeForce 8800 GTS 512
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra GeForce 8800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX GeForce 8800 GTX
AMD FireStream 9170 FireStream 9170

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTS 250 according to our statistics.

User rating

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