ECS GeForce GT 240 512MB
The ECS GeForce GT 240 512MB is a budget gaming graphics card, considerably lower on the performance totem pole than its larger Nvidia GTX and GTS siblings, but nonetheless occupies an important part of the consumer market. Not everyone has big budgets for killer graphics cards, and many people may also be looking to upgrade on the cheap, instead looking for the best way to improve their humble computer.
The GT 240 also represents the 40nm fabrication process and the move to GDDR5 for Nvidia, promising lower power consumption, lower temperatures, and quiet operation, a very attractive combination of features in the more budget market segment. The memory chips also look to offer quite a bit of overclocking headroom, so we’ll also examine that today in terms of performance increases. With the recent release of ATI’s Radeon 5670, the GT 240 is in for a tough ride, but it does offer several features that ATI cards don’t have. Let’s take a closer look at the ECS GT 240 512MB and see how it fares.
Thanks go to our friends at ECS for supplying us with the review sample.
ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. With its 21 years of experience in designing and manufacturing motherboards, the building block of many of today’s personal computers, ECS is expected to remain as one of the major contributors in the IT industry. The company is very fortunate to work very closely with many major chip designers in the PC industry on the design, development and manufacture of future IT innovations. Together with its business partners and its team members around the world, ECS is ready to provide a rich variety of new products and great services to its customers in the years to come.