NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 vs 840A
Comparison of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A'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 840A's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
47.2 billion / sec
17.98 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A: 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
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
70.4 GB / s
16.02 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A.
Two Dual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTS 250 0.68
GeForce 840A 0.69 +1.5%
GTS 250 875
GeForce 840A 878 +0.3%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 840A are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (70.4 vs 16.02 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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 840A
1.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (17 March 2014 vs 4 March 2009)
More pipelines (384 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (33 vs 150 watts)
So, GTS 250 or 840A?
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