Palit Mashes 2 GB GDDR3 onto GTS 250
Palit has announced its new custom designed addition to the GT200 series, the GTS 250 2 GB, 1 GB and 512 MB.
The new card from Palit feature higher than regular cores speeds, clocking in at 745 MHz with 0.8ns GDDR3 memory and 256-bit interface. Cooling is handled by a two-ball bearing Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan, heat-pipes, and a copper base plating. The Palit cards also have 4-phase power supply.
The Nvidia GTS 250 is essentially the 9800GTX+ with a name change to fit with new naming conventions. However, Palit decided to go the extra mile and change more than just a little bit. The Palit GTS 250 uses a different PCB, custom cooler and is the first card to utilize 2 GB of GDDR3 onboard memory.
The custom cooler that sits atop Palits red PCB design is unique in that it uses a more forward mounted 90mm PWM fan and the casing that covers the entire card is vented on all four corners as well. We can see that the Palit used a standard dual-slot mounting bracket which is also vented, though it may not serve much purpose since there is no use of Nvidia’s standard tunnel casing around the cooling assembly to divert the air outside the rear of your case.
Another interesting feature is the rear ports, HDMI, VGA and DVI. This will give users of the Palit GTS 250 2 GB a choice between older to newer generation displays. The card packaging includes an HDMI to DVI dongle as well, so you still have DUAL DVI capability with this card.