Legit Video Card Reviews
PNY VERTO GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review
|Date:||Wed, Jan 27, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
Temperature Testing and Power ConsumptionFor idle testing, the computer was left running with no applications aside from GPUz open for 10 minutes. For load testing, I fired up Furmark v1.7.0, still with no AA and a resolution of 1440 x 900, which maxed out each card more than any other benchmark/application can.
For Temperature testing, all fans were kept at auto in a closed case with no side fan and ambient temperatures of ~75F. The following maximum sustained temperatures were recorded:
Results: Temperatures here are mainly to be expected, with the PNY GT 240 being one of the warmest cards as it uses a reference single slot heatsink as does the ZOTAC 9800 GT. The biggest surprise to me was the temps on the BIOSTAR GTS 250, but it has a nice heatpipe design as well as thermal throttling at idle.
Total System Power Consumption
Results: The PNY VERTO GeForce GT 240 was the first card I have tested to use less than 100W at idle, and also has the lowest load power consumption, which is a clear winner to me, as this card does not require a six-pin power connector so it really does not require much for a power supply to run it.
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Page 1 - The PNY GeForce GT 240
Page 2 - Retail Box & Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Race Driver: GRiD
Page 5 - Shattered Horizon
Page 6 - Crysis: Warhead
Page 7 - Colin McRae's DiRT 2
Page 8 - Furmark v1.7.0
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - Temperature Testing and Power Consumption
Page 11 - PNY VERTO GT 240 Overclocking
Page 12 - Folding @ Home
Page 13 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions