“ATI have been plugging the low-end mainstream market of their 5 series DirectX 11 cards with the launch of several cards: the HD 5450, HD 5570 and HD 5670 are the most recent additions. With Nvidia’s Fermi launch still several weeks away, the GT 240 bolsters the GTX-200 series and hopes to take the fight to ATI’s previous generation star of the graphics world without extra PCI-e power connections – the Radeon HD 4670.
Although a lower performance chip, the GT 240 is actually considered more advanced than many of its predecessors in the GTX-200 range. For starters, it’s DirectX 10.1 compliant as well as GeForce 3D-vision ready but perhaps the jewel in the crown is the GDDR5 memory support. Theoretically, this gives double memory bandwidth per clock allowing the GT 240 to compete in terms of memory bandwidth with cards using GDDR3 and a 256-bit memory interface as well as keeping costs down.
Today’s GT 240 comes courtesy of the vendor Zotac; introducing the Zotac GeForce GT 240 512MB graphics card…”