NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 vs 9800 GTX+
Comparison of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+'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 9800 GTX+'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
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ 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 2.0 x16
9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)
10.5" (26.7 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+: 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
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+. 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.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Two Dual Link DVI
HDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTS 250 2.79
9800 GTX+ 3.44 +23.3%
GTS 250 606
9800 GTX+ 746 +23.1%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Somewhat newer (4 March 2009 vs 16 January 2009)
Cheaper ($199 vs $229)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
23.3% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (141 vs 150 watts)
So, GTS 250 or 9800 GTX+?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.