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PNY VERTO GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review
|Date:||Wed, Jan 27, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
PNY VERTO GT 240 Overclocking
For overclocking tests, MSI's Afterburner tuning application was used, as Riva Tuner still does not support GT 240 cards. The following GPUz page lists the highest clocks that I could achieve:
With MSI Afterburner, I gained 100 MHz on the Core, 190 MHz on the Memory, and a hefty 260 MHz on the Shaders. These new clocks netted 12.2GB/s of bandwidth, as well as raising the Pixel and Texture Fillrates significantly. Now, let's see the difference those numbers make in real applications:
Benchmark Results: In Race Driver: GRiD, the PNY VERTO GeForce GT 240 gained a solid 11 FPS at a standard resolution of 1440x900, passing both the 9600 GSO and the HD 4670 by several FPS, and putting it much closer to the 9800 GT.
Benchmark Results: With the new clocks, the PNY GT 240 passed the 9800 GT while only being outperformed by the GTS 250, which was surprising considering the difference in stream processors.
Benchmark Results: In Furmark, the PNY GT 240 saw gains of 7 FPS, putting it right next to the 9600 GSO and 9800 GT. But it being so close is a nice thing to see either way.
Benchmark Results: With 3DMark Vantage on the High preset, the PNY GT 240 passed the 9800 GT with a solid margin of 200 3DMarks on the GPU as well as overall score. On the Performance preset, very similar results were seen, only with slightly smaller margins of gain over the 9800 GT.
Next Page - Folding @ Home
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