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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTS 250 XFX Core 1GB Edition GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 463% 529%
Cyberpunk 2077 674% 765%
Doom Eternal 384% 441%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 247% 288%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 463% 529%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 674% 765%
FIFA 20 200% 235%
Grand Theft Auto VI 761% 862%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 674% 765%
Need For Speed Heat 463% 529%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 XFX Core 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition.

The GT 640 has a 308 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTS 250, but the GTS 250 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 640. As a result, the GTS 250 exhibits a 30.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 640. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 640 has a 308 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTS 250, but the GTS 250 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 640. As a result, the GTS 250 exhibits a 3.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 640. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 640 was released over three years more recently than the GTS 250, and so the GT 640 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTS 250 when running the latest games.

The GT 640 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTS 250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 640 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTS 250 has 23.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 640, which means that the memory performance of the GTS 250 is slightly better than the GT 640.

The GeForce GTS 250 XFX Core 1GB Edition has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTS 250 is 236 and the actual shader performance of the GT 640 is 402. The GT 640 having 166 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTS 250 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 640 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTS 250. This means that the GT 640 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTS 250.

The GeForce GTS 250 XFX Core 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTS 250 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GT 640. The GTS 250 requires 101 Watts more than the GT 640 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTS 250 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 640.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed738 MHzvs1046 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G92-428-B1Kepler GK208-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date04 Mar 2009vs29 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.4
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1600x900
5.6
green tick vs
5.2
1920x1080
4.2
green tick vs
3.9
2560x1440
2.6
green tick vs green tick
2.6
3840x2160
1.8
green tick vs green tick
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1252 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs40.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs384
Actual Shader Performance11%vs19%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs16
Texture Rate47.2 GTexel/svs16.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs8
Pixel Rate11.8 GPixel/svs8.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs350 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTS 250 XFX Core 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTS 250, created by XFX.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was decreased from 1100MHz to 1000MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Performance is worse than the Reference GeForce GTS 250.
Overview
GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 640 v3, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Silent Cooling Solution.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 640 v3.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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