NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M

The Nividia GeForce GT 240M is a DirectX 10.1 graphics adapter for notebooks based on the GT216 core. It is the successor of the GT 130M and technically a higher clocked GT 230M. Because of the 48 shader cores, it should perform  noticeably better than the GT 130M and due to the 40nm production process the power consumption should stay the same. The GT240M was later succeeded by the very similar GT330M (slightly higher clocked).

The core of the GT230M is internally called GT216 and according to Nvidia based on the current high-end desktop architecture (GTX 200 series). Furthermore, Nvidia has improved the micro-architecture for further power saving and performance increases. Therefore, the performance per shader unit should be slightly improved compared to the previous generation.

As the GeForce 9700M GTS, the GT 240M features 48 stream processors that do the work of the former dedicated pixel- and vertex-shaders. The unified shaders of Nvidia are 1-dimensional (AMD has 5-dimensional shaders which leads to the higher number of shaders).

The GeForce GT240M also supports CUDA, DirectX Compute, OpenCL, and PhysiX to use the shaders for other tasks than rendering images (like encoding videos, calculating the physics of a game or mathematical tasks). For these special tasks, the GPU can be noticeably faster than current CPUs.

The mobile graphics card has a built in video decoder called PureVideo HD with VP4. The Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports the full decoding of H.264, VC-1, and now also MPEG-4 ASP (e.g. DivX or XviD). MPEG-1 still wont be supported, but the decoding of this codec is quite trivial on a CPU.

In conjunction with a chipset from Nvidia with integrated graphics (e.g. 9400M), the GT 240M supports Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost). HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. This works only in Windows Vista (and possibly Windows 7). Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Later Nvidia wants to switch automatically in the drivers. GeForceBoost is not supported by the GT 240M because the SLI combination would not perform better.

The performance of the middle class gpu GT 240M should be somewhere between the GeForce GT130M and the 9700M GTS and above the GT 230. Demanding DirectX 10 games from 2009 like Crysis should run fluently in medium details. Older or less demanding games should run in high detail settings and high resolutions. See below for detailed gaming benchmarks with the GT240M.

Depending on the the used type of graphics memory (GDDR2, GDDR3 or perhaps even DDR2/DDR3) the performance may differ noticeably.

The power consumption of the mobile graphics card is - like the GT 130M and GT 230M - 23 Watt (TDP). Furthermore, according to Nvidia, the new improved core does only need half of the power in Idle mode.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GT 200M Series
GeForce GT 240M 48 @ 550MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce GT 230M

48 @ 500MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce GT 220M

32 @ 500MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameN10P-GS
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed *550 MHz
Shader Speed *1210 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Power Consumption23 Watt
Transistors486 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, HybridPower, PhysX
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement15.06.2009
Information174 Gigaflops, 100 mm2 DIE
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2066      avg: 2091.8 (5%)     median: 2080 (5%)     max: 2146 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2348      avg: 2428.8 (6%)     median: 2371.5 (6%)     max: 2624 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 5857      avg: 6503.5 (22%)     median: 6443.5 (22%)     max: 7367 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11275      avg: 11811.4 (32%)     median: 11577.5 (31%)     max: 13004 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 18038      avg: 18262 (12%)     median: 18122 (12%)     max: 18657 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21243      avg: 23707.6 (39%)     median: 22708 (37%)     max: 28631 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3119      avg: 3487.4 (13%)     median: 3582 (14%)     max: 3920 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.92      avg: 5.9 (12%)     median: 5.9 (12%)     max: 5.92 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.74      avg: 5.7 (12%)     median: 5.7 (12%)     max: 5.74 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11.9      avg: 11.9 (25%)     median: 11.9 (25%)     max: 11.9 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 19.27      avg: 19.3 (10%)     median: 19.3 (10%)     max: 19.27 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.52      avg: 7.5 (15%)     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 7.52 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 8.32      avg: 8.3 (12%)     median: 8.3 (12%)     max: 8.32 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2.84      avg: 2.8 (7%)     median: 2.8 (7%)     max: 2.84 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4 (8%)     median: 4 (8%)     max: 4 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 15.96      avg: 16 (15%)     median: 16 (15%)     max: 15.96 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2922      avg: 3508.7 (29%)     median: 3466.5 (29%)     max: 4435 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.4 (81%)     max: 6.4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.4 (81%)     max: 6.4 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5.6      avg: 5.6 (82%)     median: 5.6 (82%)     max: 5.6 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
52.7 60.4 61 ~ 58 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
21.1 25 25.6 ~ 24 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16 16.7 18.1 ~ 17 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
44  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
42  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
79.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
21.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
118.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
61  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
39  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
88 94.2 ~ 91 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
57 66 ~ 62 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
80.7  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
34.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
56.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
40.4  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
29.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
143.7  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
66.5  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
37.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
49.6 50 50.1 53.1 55.8 72 76 ~ 58 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
32.3 32.3 32.6 32.8 33 36 37 ~ 34 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
20 20 20.4 20.5 20.6 21 21.3 ~ 21 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
38 39 51.9 54.7 55.7 57.5 74 ~ 53 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
19 20 30.5 30.9 32.4 34 37 ~ 29 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
15 16 17 18.2 18.4 18.7 20 ~ 18 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
14 54 ~ 34 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
11 28 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
35.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
126  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
390  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
184  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
69  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
204.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
550.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M graphics card

Acer Aspire 5739G: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  Review » Hands-On: Acer Aspire 5739G in Review

  Review » Review Acer Aspire 5739G Notebook

Acer Aspire 7738g: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.4 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 7738g Notebook

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  Review » Review Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560 Notebook

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 18.4", 3.4 kg
  Review » Review Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A Notebook

Medion The Touch X9613: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 24", 12.8 kg
  Review » Review Medion The Touch X9613 - All in One Touch PC

Acer Aspire 5739G: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5739G

Acer Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn

Acer Aspire 7738g: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7738g

Asus M60J: Intel Core i7 720QM, 16.0", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Asus M60J

Asus N61Vn: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 16.0", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus N61Vn

Asus N71: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Asus N71

Asus X64VN-JX125V: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Asus X64VN-JX125V

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 18.4", 3.4 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550p: Intel Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Y550p

Packard Bell EasyNote DT85: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 18.4", 4.3 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell EasyNote DT85

» Comparison of GPUs
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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)