NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTS 250M sales 15 June 2009. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 28 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.50 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTS 250M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Code name
GT215
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
15 June 2009
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTS 250M'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 250M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
96
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
96
 
Core clock speed
500 MHz
 
Transistor count
727 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
28 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
16.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
240 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Gigaflops
360
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTS 250M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
SLI options
2-way
 
MXM Type
MXM 3.0 Type-B
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 250M: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
Up to 2000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250M.
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Power management
8.0
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
HybridPower
+
 
MXM 3.0 Type-B
+
 
Powermizer 8.0
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1
 
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 250M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.44
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3659.00
 
 
Passmark
566
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 250M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
90.65
At recommended settings
67.1
New games support
40
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
95.20
 
medium / 768p
47.25
 
high / 768p
24.45
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
88.40
 
medium / 768p
49.90
 
high / 768p
27.40
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTS 250M from AMD is Radeon R5 (Carrizo), which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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