ECS announces GeForce GT240 series card

by: John -
Yesterday was the unwrapping of a new GeForce series card meant for the mainstream user. We all don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on a video card so the GT240 was made for the rest of us. ECS has their GeForce GT240 card  sporting GDDR5 memory in tow now and here are the specs.

The card has 96 processor cores clocked at 550MHz with 512MB or 1GB of GDD5 memory running at 1700MHz. DirectX 10.1 support along with Shader Model 4.1 are in there as well. ECS decided to put on an Artic Cooling fan rather than go with the standard HSF solution to try and offer a cooler card. Connection options include DVI, HDMI, and D-sub 15pin connectors.

If you like NVIDIA cards and don't want to spend too much, the GeForce GT240 might be up your alley as these cards go for roughly $100 depending on the configuration.

Discover ECS New GPU Technology NVIDIA® GeForceTM GT240 Graphics Card Series

Taipei, Taiwan, November 17th, 2009 – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer is pleased to announce latest GT240 series graphics card with GDDR5 solution. Catering to users who want their graphics card capable of delivering astounding graphical performances, ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card are built with an NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT240 graphics processing units (GPU) come with 96 processor cores, 128-bit GDDR5 512MB/1024MB at 1700MHz memory clock to deliver outstanding visual experience.

With an unified architecture to provide fully unified shader core, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering better gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card are embedded with HDMI connector which can transfer video & audio signals via a single cable making top performance and power efficiency. It uses NVIDIA® CUDA technology to unlock the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding in order to deliver incredible performance improvements over traditional GPUs. ECS GeForce GT240 series contain NVIDIA PhysX® technology enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce. It supports Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 & Shader Model 4.1 to meet users’ requirement of those latest gaming titles. If you want to save your money and enjoy mainstream gaming experience, ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card is the best choice.

All-Solid-Capacitor Design

The capacitors are key factor of power supply on the system and it has great impact on system stability. At present, solid capacitors and electrolytic capacitors both store electricity and discharge it when needed. According to factual test, any operation under high frequency and temperature, solid capacitors are able to supply more stable current than electrolytic capacitors and strengthen longer lifespan. Solid capacitors contain zero risk of leaking or exploding. ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card uses all solid capacitor as a true factor of products quality.

Innovative Arctic Cooling’s Fan Solution

ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card features Arctic Cooling’s fan solution, a smart design cooling solution for better cooling efficiency. Cooling solution is always a “hot” topic for users when they’re going to buy a graphics card and sometimes the cooling solution to take the final decision. ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card features specifically designed cooler from Arctic Cooling which provides perfect cooling efficiency to meet the market requirement. An innovative cooling solution with amazing performance is definitely the best choice for users.


HDMI Embedded Connector

ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card are equipped with DVI, HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), and D-sub 15pin connectors. HDMI connector can transfer video & audio signals via a single cable. HDMI offer even more advantages as you can deliver digital HD video, multi-channel audio, and control signals between various HDMI and DVI components. So, HDMI offers a brilliant solution of combining many functions in one cable rather than having that annoying spaghetti of cables that you would normally expect (and hate) for your home theatre. ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card equipped with NVIDIA PureVideo® HD technology, the combination of HD video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

Last but not least, ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card support next generation windows® 7 to mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit to provide a more compelling user experience. ECS GeForce GT240 series graphics card with SDDR3 and GDDR5 solutions are the most affordable and the best choice for mainstream gaming experience.
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