NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Summary

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 gamers. 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 2-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 12.52 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTS 250's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
32.88
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G92B
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
4 March 2009
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$114.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTS 250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
128
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
128
 
Core clock speed
1836 MHz
 
Transistor count
754 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
47.2 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
414.7 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)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way3-way
 

Memory specs

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 type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250.
Display Connectors
2x DVI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
3.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
12.52
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
134989.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
11563.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1722.70
 
 
Passmark
881
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTS 250 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTS 250 from AMD is Radeon HD 7770, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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