- 128 CUDA Cores
- 512MB 256-Bit DDR3
- PCI Express 2.0 x16
Great product with caveats 11/13/2009
Fast, relatively cheap, great feature set, and of course, wonderful drivers.
First of all, the card is HUGE. I figured since it's an entry-level card, it would be more manageably-sized. Well, I was wrong, and didn't do enough research. Fortunately, I was able to cram it into my Micro-ATX case, and Newegg has a better picture up now, so hopefully future buyers won't make the same mistake I did.
Secondly, speaking of not doing my research, apparently this NVIDIA model is little more than a rebranded 9800 GTX, based on the G92 GPU. The GTS 250 model name is highly misleading. Not a big deal, the cost is about the same and it's a well-tested product by this point, but don't trick yourself into thinking this is a next-gen card. Look for a product based on the GT200 CPU if that's what you're after.
I'm happy with the product but am considering taking advantage of EVGA's "step up" program.
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