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Old 01-25-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default ASUS GeForce 210, GT 220 & GT 240

This past fall, NVIDIA filled out the remainder of its GT200 series of graphics cards with three models. For basic computing, there's the $40 GeForce 210, while for those looking to get a bit of light gaming done, there's the $60 GT 220. And to round things off, there's the $90 GT 240, which handles all of today's games rather well at 1080p.

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"They feature a very simple aluminum cooler, with mini fan that surprisingly doesn't make an audible whine during use. The reasons for this are no doubt due to the fact that the temperatures never get hot enough for the fan to feel the need to spin faster."

Ok, so maybe it doesn't actually whine but the noise coming from the fan is completly outragous. It's more like a swoosh sound... And you fail to mention that the fan does NOT vary the speed, it spins at full speed all the time. Just look at the Asus forum page for this card: http://vip.asus.com/forum/topic.aspx...ies&board_id=9
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In no way could I have described the fan noise as "outrageous" during our testing. I have a lot of ambient noise in this room to begin with, but I tend to get annoyed fast when a sound off a CPU or GPU gets too loud. If I have a chance, I'll pop the card back in soon and get up closer to it.

In all reality, as far as I'm concerned, ASUS and others should have used a passive cooler. The card just doesn't get that hot in order to warrant a fan at all. A larger heatsink, passive, would have been a better choice.
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a friend of mine wants to choose between the 9600GT or the GT220? in his budget the 9600GT would be a good choice?
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a friend of mine wants to choose between the 9600GT or the GT220? in his budget the 9600GT would be a good choice?
Between just those two cards, yes. Might also look at the HD 5570 if it's in a similar price range there.
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I agree with Kougar... the 9600 GT would be a much better choice. The HD 5570 is another good one though. That seems to be the overall best value for the sub-$100 segment.
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