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EVGA 512-P3-1241-LR GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • 96 CUDA Cores
  • 512MB 128-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 6/7/2010 11:58:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than I Expected

Pros: I bought this card for my bro because he was playing WoW on this computer:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 @2.8Ghz
3GB 666Mhz DDR2 RAM
and the very 3D graphic incapable on-board Nvidia 6150SE.
Something had to be done, and it was his birthday. The reason I picked this card is because the computer had the nForce 430 chipset, so I decided to stick with Nvidia, and it is the best card Nvidia has that will work with a 300Watt powersupply, especially with its tastey GDDR5 memory. I was very happy with the performance for price. Before I replaced the card, I ran it through 3Dmark06 @ 1280 X 1024 with the 6150SE, and then the GT240 here are the results:
6150SE: 315 3DMarks
GT240: 8700 3DMarks
That's an improvement! Now he can play WoW on ultra settings with 2X AA @ 1440 X 900 resolution and get around 70 FPS with v-sync off, the 6150SE was putting around 15 FPS on low res and low settings. I also did this to get him ready for StarCraft 2.

Cons: No cons with this card what so ever, just people saying that for a little more, they can get a 9800GT. Not that they are wrong, but the reason I got this card was because I was not going to be able to convince my bro to upgrade his 300Watt powersupply. The 9800GT or even the GTS250 I would have to upgrade the powersupply. If you have a 300Watt powersupply, and not willing to shell out more money to upgrade a power supply, a casual gamer,and you like Nvidia, this is the card to get.

Other Thoughts: Enthusiast who wrote the review "setting it striaght" is correct on what this card compares to in the previous generation. It is exactly a 40nm version of the 9600GSO, which is based off the G92, 65nm chip. The GTS 250 is a 55nm version of the G92, called "G92b" This card is the 40nm GT215 architecture. The one thing that makes this card better than the 9600GSO is this card is the GDDR5 version, the 9600GSO is GDDR3. And of course, it is more effecient, 69Watts v.s. the 9600's 105Watts power consumption. You can almost compare this card to the 8800GS, except the 8800GS is on a 192-bit bus.

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  • Frankie D.
  • 2/22/2010 5:58:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Crd!

Pros: What makes this card really desirable is its price. After the mail-in-rebate, you'll realize the considerable savings.

This card is powerful. The card plays Counter-Strike Source, Battlefield 2, and Unreal 3 with no ,slowdowns or stutters at all!

Overclocking is easy. Evga precision (bundled in the software) makes overclocking this card easy for any novice PC gamer.

Cons: There are better cards on the market for only a couple of dollars more(please read my "other thoughts").

Other Thoughts: I chose this card for my desktop video card upgrade because my PC was very limited to what I can add to it. Being so limited, and running out of options I chose this card--and everything went well. Granted my PC had more options for upgrades, I would have gone for better cards--even if it meant spending more money.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2010 1:05:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo worries

Pros: Easy to install, low power, quiet. Fast enough to run DDO at 1920 x 1080 + max detail with zero graphics lag. Futuremark 03 came in at 23K on a low power/slow amd quad core micro-atx MB with 2 G.

Cons: A bit pricey for the performance.

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  • Lucas W.
  • 2/10/2010 8:30:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood card for casual gamer.

Pros: Easy to install.
Was looking for just any good video card, nothing special as I dont play very high end games, but wanted an upgrade and less lag on games I do play.
Its actually quieter than I thought and not drawing any more power supply is great.
Its just an easy simple card, obviously no one playing high end games is going to buy this, but for any one else, casualy gamer or entertainment set up, works wonderful.

Cons: None so far... Had it about 2 months.
Problems I had with EVGA was there fans, in fact my old videos fan went out 1 week after warrenty to New Egg's warrenty saved me actually, lol.
So we'll have to wait an see how this fan works.

Other Thoughts: good card, good price, exactly what i was looking for.

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  • Riley M.
  • 2/4/2010 7:10:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for me

Pros: I bought & installed this 240 gt on a 4 year old Dell just a couple of days ago (300 watt ps) for an upgrade from the 7300 GT I was using. I use the 240 to feed a 24" display (1920 x 1200) & 62" samsung TV (1920 x 1080), I'm not a gamer, I don't overclock, (I'm an aging boomer) but do use my confuser for netflix streaming & dvd playback. Running two monitors is a snap with the evga software offered. OS is Windows XP 32 bit. I upgraded the 7300 drivers a week ago and the same drivers worked fine for this card also. I'm not very computer savvy.
The card didn't seem very large & fan noise isn't noticeable. Evga Tech assistance is easy to work with (see Cons).
The new card is snappier than the old, DVD's look less grainy, installation was easy, price was right, and no power supply upgrade needed was the clincher.

Cons: HDMI sound works great (feeds TV), but EVGA needs to fix the video card sound from knocking out my soundcard (which feeds stereo amp & display soundbar). I can only use one or the other so far for sound. Not a big hassle, but I wanted to get rid of some audio cables with this card.

Other Thoughts: I tried an ATI 4000 series low level card and RMA'd it after 4 hrs. of trying to get both the display & TV to work properly.
You should register your new card with EVGA sooner than later for warranty. Both New Egg & Evga made this a simple upgrade.

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  • Anthony Z.
  • 1/27/2010 4:45:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSetting it straight

Pros: 40nm. GDDR5. Good mainstream card. Decent performer.

Cons: Slower than a 8800GT/9800GT which could be found cheaper.

Other Thoughts: This GT240 isn't like a 9800GT, 9800GTX, 9800GTX+ or a GTS250.
The core has 96 shaders. 9800GT has 112, 9800GTX, +, GTS250 all have 128.
The memory bus is 128-bit. 9800GT, 9800GTX, +, GTS250 all have 256-bit memory bus.
The savings grace for the GT240 is the higher bandwidth of the GDDR5 memory as opposed to the GDDR3 of the 9800GT, 9800GTX, +, GTS250.
Low power consumption and cool running can be attributed to the new 40nm manufacturing process.
What the GT240 is, is basically a 40nm 9600GSO(96 shader version) with the same 128-bit bus, and GDDR5 instead of GDDR3. The performance of the GT240 lies somewhere in between a 9600GT and a 8800GT/9800GT.
I needed to set this straight after reading some of the comments above and giving myself a facepalm. :)

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  • Andrew O.
  • 1/22/2010 2:13:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggslooks good

Pros: great card esp at nvidia's first shot at a 40nm gddr5 card.

Cons: not that i know of. probably isnt fermi based architecture. Wish i had it!!

Other Thoughts: i would like to clear up this is NOT a rebranded 9800gt..... gts250 is however. this card is manufactured using TSMC's 40nm manufacturing process. gts250 is 55nm, and has more shader cores. i am unsure what architecture is similar to, whiether or not it is closer to g94, or gt200. it could be a small fermi based chip, but that is unlikely. just wanted to clear everything up as the previous reviewing seemed to think otherwise. i plan to get this as part of my next build as a physx card when the gf100 fermi based cards are out.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2010 11:34:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice budget card

Pros: Very overclockable.
Inexpensive.
PhysX works well in some games (Borderlands)

Cons: For the price you can do better to get a 250 or better or a comprimable ati card such as a 4870.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded my sisters setup much more of a gpu would just get bottlenecked on her dual core dell xps.

Keep in mind its just a 9800gt with updated memory and a few new features... and the 9800 was just an 8800 which was more or less a 7700.... its not a budget version of the new 200 series (250+) its just rebranded to avoid consuffion with naming.

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  • Alan L.
  • 11/30/2009 6:03:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCapable HTPC card

Pros: - Playable frame rates in most games as long as your expectations are reasonable
- full featured card
- low power requirement
- quiet at idle or simple video display

Cons: - it ain't a 295. Don't expect blazing performance
- Fan is very audible at high load, but only gets there on very demanding games.

Other Thoughts: This was purchased for a semi-legacy system with a 300W power supply. I wanted some new features like HDMI with audio out. I don't waste too many hours playing games so max FPS wasn't a concern.

There are other cards out there with better performance, but this card has lots of features, acceptable performance, and low power requirements.

EVGA has apparently had some issues with the cooling fans on some models that has been remedied with a BIOS fix. I don't know if this unit uses the same fan but came pre-installed with the BIOS fix or if it is a different fan all together.

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