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MSI GeForce N240GT 512MB GDDR5 OC Video Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

MSI has attacked the new low end GT 240 by overclocking it. Can the new 40nm, GDDR5 low end model do anything for us?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 17, 2009 1:57 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSI

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: 3 X 2GB Kingston Hyper X PC3-16000 2000MHz DDR CL9 (Supplied by Kingston)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 640GB SATA 2.0 HDD (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows 7
Drivers: ForceWare 191.07

 


Today we'll check out the GT 240 against itself in both its stock form and maximum overclock that we achieved. Being a lower end model, we'll of course be changing our tests slightly. We've dropped 2560 x 1600 and removed our AA and AF tests.

 

Let's get started!

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

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Under Vantage we can see that the overclock yields an excellent boost in performance at the P preset. In the higher resolution X preset there isn't much change.

 

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