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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 240 Quadro FX 5600
Red Dead Redemption 2 723% 906%
Halo: Reach 162% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1031% 1282%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 723% 906%
Doom Eternal 608% 765%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1031% 1282%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 68% 61%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1158% 1437%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1031% 1282%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 408% 520%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 240 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce GT 240 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the GeForce GT 240 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 5600.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 240, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 5600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 240, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is slightly better than the GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce GT 240 has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 240 is 106 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The GeForce GT 240 having 29 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 240 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the GeForce GT 240 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The GeForce GT 240 requires 69 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 240 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 102 Watts more than the GeForce GT 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2G80GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2009vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
4.8
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1920x1080
3.2
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2560x1440
2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed850 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth54.4GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs128
Actual Shader Performance5%vs4%
Technology40nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate17.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate4.4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power69 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 240 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT215-450-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 850MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 69W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a Radeon HD 4670, meaning it is much faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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