GeForce GTS 250 vs GeForce GT 720

GeForce GTS 250
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Mar 2009
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GT 720
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Sep 2014
GeForce GT 720

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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 GT 720

131 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTS 250 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTS 250

HWBench recommends GeForce GTS 250

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTS 250GeForce GT 720
GPU NameG92B (G92-428-B1)vsGK208 ()
Fab Process55 nmvs28 nm
Die Size260 mm²vs87 mm²
Transistors754 millionvsunknown
Shaders128vs192
Compute Units8vs1
Core clock702 MHzvs797 MHz
ROPs16vs8
TMUs64vs16

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTS 250GeForce GT 720
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed1000 MHz
2000 MHz effective
vs800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTS 250GeForce GT 720
TDP150 wattsvs19 watts
Release Date4 Mar 2009vs29 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTS 250
    11.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 720
    3.19 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTS 250
    44.90 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 720
    12.75 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTS 250
    64.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 720
    12.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTS 250
    387.10 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 720
    306.05 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better