GeForce GTS 250 vs GeForce 210

GeForce GTS 250
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Mar 2009
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce 210
Memory: 512Mb DDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 12 Oct 2009
GeForce 210

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GTS 250

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider GeForce 210

119 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTS 250 .
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

GeForce GTS 250

HWBench recommends GeForce GTS 250

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTS 250 GeForce 210
GPU Name G92B (G92-428-B1) vs GT218 (GT218-300-B1)
Fab Process 55 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 260 mm² vs 57 mm²
Transistors 754 million vs 260 million
Shaders 128 vs 16
Compute Units 8 vs 2
Core clock 702 MHz vs 520 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 4
TMUs 64 vs 8

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTS 250 GeForce 210
Memory Type GDDR3 vs DDR3
Bus Width 256 bit vs 64 bit
Memory Speed 1000 MHz
2000 MHz effective
vs 400 MHz
800 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 512 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTS 250 GeForce 210
TDP 150 watts vs 31 watts
Release Date 4 Mar 2009 vs 12 Oct 2009

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTS 250
    11.20 GP/s
  • GeForce 210
    2.08 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTS 250
    44.90 GT/s
  • GeForce 210
    4.16 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTS 250
    64.00 GB/s
  • GeForce 210
    6.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTS 250
    387.10 GFLOPs
  • GeForce 210
    39.36 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better