NVIDIA and EVGA have really put out an impressive graphics card with the GeForce GT 240. Aimed at the $99 and under market, the EVGA GeForce GT 240 should be a consideration for gamers on a budget. The graphics card puts up some good numbers at moderate resolutions and would be a solid choice for those gamers who would like to upgrade from a GeForce 8800 series or earlier graphics card.
One of the strongest features of the GeForce GT 240 is its potential for use as a secondary graphics card in systems that are already running a high performance graphics card. As more and more games adopt PhysX, gamers will be looking for a way to improve performance, and running a GeForce GT 240 card as a secondary is a great way to achieve this. Furthermore, the graphics cards' low power and thermal profiles make it a great addition to any system.
One of the things holding back the GeForce GT 240 in terms of performance is its lower clock speeds and lesser number of shaders. However, the 40nm process opens the door for another thing: overclocking. With some modest overclocking, I was able to achieve an increase of more than 10% in frame rate for each resolution.
The EVGA GeForce GT 240 has proven that it can play games and would be a great addition to any HTPC or high end machine that needs a PhysX boost. And at $99, this graphics card is sure to be a winner.
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