Apart from the die shrink and a small increase in the memory size and default clocks, the newly announced NVIDIA GTS 250 is an 8800GTS that spent a short while as the 9800 GTX (sometimes with a +).  Knowing that, it really comes as no surprise that the card performs almost identically to it’s previous incarnations in Ryan’s testing; there is really no benefit to be seen until you look at power consumption and heat.  The GTS 250 does require noticeably less power at idle and full load thanks to the smaller die process and the PCB is even a little smaller which could help in certain configurations.  The lower price on the card may also attract some buyers but you should research the performance versus your current card before you invest the money, you might not see any improvements to your frame rate. On the other hand, if you are looking for an inexpensive card to perform physics or to run CUDA programs, this card may actually be a winner for you.
“Regardless of the politics involved, the GeForce GTS 250 1GB card does do one thing: decrease the price of great gaming GPU solutions from both NVIDIA and AMD for the consumer. Fan boys on either side will surely complain about how the other group is doing it, but it’s a win for all of us. You can now essentially buy a graphics card that will play most of today’s recent PC titles at resolutions of 1600×1200 and above with top IQ settings for under $150, regardless of which GPU vendor you choose. How’s that for a way to help get out of the funk of winter?”

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