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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTS 250M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M

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Higher effective memory clock speed 3,200 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 51.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 3.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 40 GTexel/s vs 11.5 GTexel/s Around 3.5x higher texture rate
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 32 vs 16 Twice as many texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 710M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 710M

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Higher clock speed 719 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the GeForce GTS 250M  vs 710M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTS 250M
51.2 GB/s
GeForce 710M
14.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTS 250M
10 GPixel/s
GeForce 710M
5.75 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTS 250M
40 GTexel/s
GeForce 710M
11.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTS 250M
240 GFLOPS
GeForce 710M
276.1 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTS 250M  vs
710M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GT215 GK208
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 500 MHz 719 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 96 192
Texture mapping units 32 16
Render output processors 8 8
Pixel rate 10 GPixel/s 5.75 GPixel/s
Texture rate 40 GTexel/s 11.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 240 GFLOPS 276.1 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTS 250M  vs
710M 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 51.2 GB/s 14.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 28W 15W

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