A few months back NVIDIA "freed" the GeForce GTS 250. The conclusion behind the quotations in the last statement is that the GTS 250 is not perfectly something fresh. While a plenty of NVIDIA's R&D dollars have gone into their higher-end products such as the GTX 285 and GTX 295, to fulfill their mid-step requires they turned to a former stand-by: rebranding a lastly higher-end card. In the case of the GeForce GTS 250, we are fairly much expecting at the similar specifications that we saw with the GeForce 9800 GTX+, with a One GB frame buffer being the just major dissimilar (and even that is not a meaningful differentiating element as 9800 GTX+ cards with 1GB of onboard storage have been around for rather few time.) Even, it is not entire as worse as it may look, for the 9800 GTX+ was a strong card in its prime, which means you are acquiring that similar power for much without than the 9800 GTX+ retailed for only over a year before. Additionally, with the rebranding, NVIDIA desires to eliminate few of the confusion that arrives from having dissimilar product lines out there. For example, one may look a "9800" series card to outperform a "285" series, still though we as enthusiasts familiar better. Renumbering the cards, as good as placing the GT / GTS/ GTX marker early it, should give an excellent indicator of where the function step should be, relative to other NVIDIA offerings.So, then, what is a producer to do with their recent and after product listings? To remain competitive, and not have products lingering in the warehouses, companies require to set for these changes rapidly. For GB, they went down parallel ways in regards to the GTS 250. First, they assume the GeForce 9800 GTX+ graphics processing units recently in their possession, flashed their BIOSes, updated the cooler, and rechristened them as the GV-N250ZL-1GI. Fresher shipments that were already scored as GTS 250s were utilized to make the card that we are looking at now, the GV-N250OC-OneGI. Although it may be observed that "OC" is component of the product name, this card really does not acquire overclocked last the default specifications laid out through NVIDIA. Rather, it looks that the OC refers to the dissimilar in velocities among the 'ZL' model and the 'OC' example, with the ZL clocking in at 740 / 1850 / 2000 MHz and the OC at 738 / 1836 / 2200 MHz.
Last edited by laxmi29; 02-21-2012 at 05:40 AM.