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NVIDIA to unveil the GeForce GT 240 in mid-November

Written by IT News on 8:01 PM

Aside from the much-awaited line of Fermi-based GeForce graphics card is NVIDIA also planned to reveal a different model, namely the GeForce 240 GT, aimed at the mainstream market, constructed using a new generation of 40nm graphics processor company. The latest rumors have surfaced on the Internet, said card in mid-November, so ATI fans with a choice of DirectX 10.1-compliant solution that reportedly ran around the same level as GeForce 9600 GT models.

Based on the GT215 core, the upcoming GeForce GT 240 graphics card will be based on a 40nm GPU, manufactured at TSMC, will boast support for DirectX 10.1 and will be equipped with 96 stream processors. Although information about the clock speeds have not been given, is generally assumed that the GDDR5 version of this card will run at about the same level as a regular producer of chip GeForce 9600 GSO or models.

One of the biggest problems with this card is that the only strong competition from current and future products AMD will face. This is already the case with the GeForce GT 220, which was launched by the Santa Clara, California-based chip maker a while back. This card is facing heavy competition from AMD's 4670, Radeon 4770 or the recently launched Radeon HD 5700-series, which will be fast enough, even though the yield on 40nm TSMC problems.

Although the GT-240 is an interesting choice for the average PC user, player, computer enthusiasts and early adopters probably anxious to wait for the official debut of the new Fermi-based 40nm GeForce cards, which have to start somewhere before the end of this year, according to recent reports. Unfortunately we have no information on the pricing of over 240 GT, but the rumored release date is not far ahead.

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