Novatech GeForce GTS 250 SLI 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI PCI-Express - Retail - HotUKDeals
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Just found anther great deal from novatech, at least 7-8 quid cheaper than other places.
plus you can free delivery.

Novatech GeForce GTS 250 SLI 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI PCI-Express - Retail with PhysX, CUDA & 3D Stereo
738MHz Core, 1836MHz Shader, 512MB 2200MHz GDDR3 Memory, 112 Stream Processors, SLi Ready, 1yr Warranty


Manf. Code: GTS 250 512MB

And yes i know there is an ausus gt 250 for same smoney at overlcokers, as the same one is on novatech, but this one looks like it's got a better cooler and the same one on overclockers(check out the pic) is £104.00. Have overclokcers been done over by novatech once again!!???!!
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#1
This is a nice card for the money ,Its really an updated 9800gtx+ and is equal to the HD 4850.
banned#2
I bought this card.

It's a Gainward Geforce GTS 250

It's great. Plays Crysis on medium. Someone in work CLAIMED to be playing Crysis on full on a Geforce 7600...

oh how i laughed.
#3
gooddeals9;5372852
It's great. Plays Crysis on medium. Someone in work CLAIMED to be playing Crysis on full on a Geforce 7600...
oh how i laughed.
That must've been Crysis -1 they brought out 4 years ago ;-)

Or, even Flash Crisis?
#4
Bought one of these last week. Cracking card for the money.

One thing to note though: You will need 2 x 6pin PCI-e power connectors. They do supply a molex to PCI-e adapter cable with the card (connects to 2 molex connectors), but your PSU will also have to have one dedicated connector (or you have to buy another adapter) to run this card.
banned#5
gooddeals9
I bought this card.

It's a Gainward Geforce GTS 250

It's great. Plays Crysis on medium. Someone in work CLAIMED to be playing Crysis on full on a Geforce 7600...

oh how i laughed.


ive got a 7600 oh how id like to chat to this fool! loll
#6
its been this price for ages the same as the 260gtx so not really hot and its free delivery for everyone forum members with over 50 posts get a next day delivery.
#7
gooddeals9
I bought this card.

It's a Gainward Geforce GTS 250

It's great. Plays Crysis on medium. Someone in work CLAIMED to be playing Crysis on full on a Geforce 7600...

oh how i laughed.


its not a gainward it a palit gainward are made by palit but are there high end card if you do your research you will see

http://www.dvhardware.net/news/palit_geforce_gts_250_2gb.jpg
#8
I have a 7600gt (ddr3). Runs all current games (low settings obviously). I was suprised when I got it and it ran Crysis, Cod4, etc. Just had to disable all eye-candy.
#9
Crysis has so many custom graphic tweaks I can even get it looking acceptably good on my laptop's ancient X1600. Hours of work for a game I barely played :)
banned#10
noodler
Bought one of these last week. Cracking card for the money.

One thing to note though: You will need 2 x 6pin PCI-e power connectors. They do supply a molex to PCI-e adapter cable with the card (connects to 2 molex connectors), but your PSU will also have to have one dedicated connector (or you have to buy another adapter) to run this card.


you can connect it using 1 6pin PCI-e power connector, i have and mine is fine
#11
gooddeals9
you can connect it using 1 6pin PCI-e power connector, i have and mine is fine


Thats odd. Why have the extra power connector on the card if it isn't needed?
#12
One downside I have discovered with this card: It does not drop down to 2D clock speeds when idle (so it draws more power than it really needs to). I would guess this might be a bios issue and could be fixed with an update as I think the 4 phase power design should be able to drop the clocks automatically (the fan also runs at full blast until after the OS is loaded and the drivers take over. Loud as hell at full but whisper quiet once slowed).

With my main PC running a GTX 260 the fan drops right after the board has posted (also downclocks properly when idle too).

Will have to keep an eye out at Palit or Gainwards sites for a bios update (they are exactly the same card).
banned#13
polly69
its not a gainward it a palit gainward are made by palit but are there high end card if you do your research you will see

http://www.dvhardware.net/news/palit_geforce_gts_250_2gb.jpg


I can photograph my box if needed, mine is the Gainward card, not in this Palit box
#14
gooddeals9
I can photograph my box if needed, mine is the Gainward card, not in this Palit box


Palit took over Gainward a while ago, so Palit = Gainward , the boxes ,coolers can be different but manufacturers/contractors usually remain the same
#15
Further to my previous post...
I e-mailed Gainward about the no 2D clock issue but didn't get a reply so I went to Palit as well. They did reply and after confirming the card I bought was a Gainward one (I neglected to mention that at first as I thought they might not reply if I had) they were happy to offer support and sent me a new bios file along with the windows based NvFlash to update the card.

I don't trust windows based flashing though so I downloaded and used the DOS based one instead (version 5.72 is the latest), updated the card and hey presto, at the desktop the card now drops to the correct 2D speeds (300MHz) and runs a good few degrees cooler too. I have since uploaded the fixed bios to techpowerup so they ought to have that available for download soon.

Top marks to Palit for doing this for me, since it was their subsidiary who branded the card so they didn't really have to, but for anyone with the same card if you contact them they are able to help.

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