XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review :: Card

11-19-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Card

Card

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Fan

Fan

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Fan up view

Fan up view

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review I/O up View

I/O up View


The card itself is a short card, one of the shortest video cards I’ve seen in a long time. On the Intel X58SO motherboard the card extended to the PCI Express lock without going over the lock on the board. The card is a standard two slot solution with XFX choosing to include a heatsink/fan combination that is shaped like flames.


XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review logo

logo

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Fan power

Fan power

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review PCI E

PCI E

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Capacitor

Capacitor


The fan is the standard 11-fin fan designed to cool the graphics chip. The heatsink behind the cooling shroud is reminiscent of the reference design heatsink. The graphics chip is below the heatsink and fan combination. The card has four memory chips on the front of the PCB arranged two to a side. These comprise 512MB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit memory bus.


XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Memory chip

Memory chip

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review Bottom view

Bottom view

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review view of back

view of back

XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review IO

IO


The rear of the card has four mounting pins for the graphics chip and cooler. Also present here is the Part Number and Serial Number sticker. The back panel I/O on the card is interesting, comprising a HDMI connector, a Dual Link DVI connector and a VGA connector. Two digital LCD monitors with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 can be driven via adapters which should be included in the retail box.