GeForce GTS 250 

Released March, 2009
  • 750 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR3
4.3 Out of 10

To find the maximum overclock of our card we used a combination of ATITool's successor, Furmark and our benchmarking suite.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2009)
In case you need a second DVI output, you can use the included HDMI to DVI adapter.
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GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTS 250 among Desktop GPUs over $400


GeForce GTS 250
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


GeForce GTS 250
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


GeForce GTS 250
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTS 250
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


GeForce GTS 250
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTS 250
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

GeForce GTS 250

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTS 250

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Battlefield 3

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PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTS 250

Palit has chosen to use a yellow box with their famous Palit Frog on it.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


While I don't have any numbers, I could imagine that 2 GB are able to make a difference in specialized scientific CUDA applications that need to process large data sets.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2009)
GPU accelerated computing is the latest trend to speed up computationally intense applications.
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Participants install a small program on their computer, the "Folding Client", which downloads work units from a server to be processed on the system.
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Another black metal plate cools the memory chips on the front of the card.
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A metal plate on the back of the card cools the memory chips.
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Most titles don't even use 1 GB of video memory.
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The actual 3D performance gained is 6.3.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2009)
Even if we assume that there are some gains at 2560x1600 with lots of AA, the card's limited shading power will slow down any such games to unplayable framerates (~15 FPS).
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2009)


A final price for the Palit GTS 250 2 GB isn't set yet but expect it to be in the $199 range.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2009)


Valve's Left 4 Dead is a first person shooter game that offers cooperative elements in both single and multiplayer.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name G92 B1
Market Desktop
Clock speed 750 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 702 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 128
Texture mapping units 64
Render output processors 16
Pixel rate 12 GPixel/s
Texture rate 48 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 483.8 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,150 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,300 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 73.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W
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