NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 vs 615

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
NVIDIA GeForce 615

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.17
 
n/d
Architecture
Tesla
 
Fermi
Code name
G92B
 
GF108
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
4 March 2009
 
15 May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
n/d
Price now
$115
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615'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 and GeForce 615's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
48
CUDA cores
128
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1836 MHz
 
660 MHz
Transistor count
754 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
49 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
47.2 billion / sec
 
5.28 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
387.1 gflops
 
126.7 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615 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
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)
 
n/d
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
n/d
SLI options
2-way3-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615.
Display Connectors
2x DVI
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.0
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTS 250 0.16
GeForce 615 0.17 +6.3%

Passmark

GTS 250 876 +59.9%
GeForce 615 548

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 615 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (128 vs 48)
Higher memory bandwidth (70.4 vs 28.8 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
HDMI
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 615

6.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 May 2012 vs 4 March 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (49 vs 150 watts)

So, GTS 250 or 615?

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