BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250 Graphics Card ReviewTue, Mar 03, 2009 - 12:00 AM
The BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250
The BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250 uses a single-PCB design with an improved cooling solution over that of the older GeForce 9800 GTX+. The cooler might look familiar as it is basically the same one that is used on the GeForce 8800 GTS cards from last year.
The back of the BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250 graphics card is pretty bare since no memory chips or components happen to be located here.
The air from the cooling fan blows air across the inside of the plastic fan housing over the heat sink and is exhausted out the rear of this dual-slot card. The picture above gives you a visual reference for where the hot air goes. This picture also shows the rear output connectors on the BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250, which are a pair of dual-link DVI-I connectors.
The BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250 video card requires a 475 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 26 Amps on the +12V rail. It also required that the power supply have one 6-pin PCI Express power connector. The max board power (TDP) per card is 150 Watts.
The BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250 supports Triple-SLI technology for those wanting superior gaming performance. The card includes a pair of SLI headers in order to connect up to three cards together with the SLI bridge connector. Next to the SLI headers is the 2-pin Toslink digital audio cable header that is used to bring the on-board audio to the video card in order for it to be outputted through the HDMI connection on the card.