NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 vs 9800 GTX+

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.17
 
n/d
Architecture
Tesla
 
Tesla
Code name
G92B
 
G92B
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
4 March 2009
 
16 January 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
$229
Price now
$115
 
n/d

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
128
 
128
CUDA cores
128
 
128
Core clock speed
1836 MHz
 
1836 MHz
Transistor count
754 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
141 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
47.2 billion / sec
 
47.2 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
387.1 gflops
 
470.0 gflops

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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)
 
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
2x 6-pin
SLI options
2-way3-way
 
2-way3-way

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB / s
 
70.4 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+.
Display Connectors
2x DVI
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI
 
HDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
S / PDIF

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800 GTX+, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.0
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

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 0.16
9800 GTX+ 0.80 +400%

Passmark

GTS 250 876
9800 GTX+ 897 +2.4%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 +0%
 
4404 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 +0%
 
4404 +0%

Gaming performance

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)
HDMI

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+

400% faster (about 5 times) 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.

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