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Zotac GeForce GTS250
7.8 out of 10

Zotac GeForce GTS250

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Overall 8
8.0

Good card, disappointing lifespan

David F., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Summary: If you find one used be a little wary, but know that if it works it's a solid card.
  • Pros: Fast for its time Runs most modern (2011) games at medium or better generally reliable (see cons) Good manufacturer warranty
  • Cons: Hot! The little fan is very loud (louder than my intel HS/fan) when gaming Died before a year of use had passed, i bought it from newegg December 19 2010 to replace a dying 9800GT. It worked well for almost a year, and during the first week of this month (12/11) it started causing bluescreens. I'...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Joseph S., Newegg
29 April 2011
  • Summary: As far as I know this is the only card that is 2/3 size and capable of running under CUDA compute capability 1.1 or higher. They outlasted a GTX280 that I bought about the same time.
  • Pros: I own 3 of these. Right now they are all in linux systems and running BOINC 24/7. They are the only GeForce quality cards that can fit into a dual opteron K8N-DRE's PCIe slot and I bought them because of their 2/3 size for that purpose. I had a pair in a windows 7 system but moved them to two lin...
  • Cons: In a case with several exhaust fans, it is possible for the air to be pulled into the case through the card(s) instead of expelled through them. When this happens the temperature in the case gets too high. In a cheap with no side fan you will need to cut a hold and mount an 8" or 10" fan.
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Overall 10
10

Great card

NIKKI Z., Newegg
15 March 2011
  • Summary: I upgraded from a 7200gs. Am very happy.
  • Pros: 256-bit memory interface. Cool running. nVidia chip. GPU cooler is barely audible. Installed with no problems whatsoever.
  • Cons: no cons.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good card for the price.

Justin S., Newegg
24 February 2011
  • Summary: If you purchase this card, it may be best to avoid benchmarks and gaming for extended periods of time unless you change the cooler, or have a case with very good airflow. If you do plan to push the card, you may consider replacing the cooler.
  • Pros: It's cheap, fast, and stable. Fast enough to run any game I have in my collection (just got done playing Assassin's Creed @ 1920x1080 resolution with practically no stutter, max settings). Among the things I like about products using nVidia chipsets are their stable drivers; AMD seldom ever match...
  • Cons: This card runs HOT. It idles at about 45"C at startup, and under load can hit 70"C and higher without issue. I understand this is a graphics card, but at stock settings I don't see why a graphics card should ever go over 60"C at the most.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

Ryan B., Newegg
13 February 2011
  • Summary: Absolutely fantastic. Perfect for the price (well, when it was $99+$1 shipping). You might want to consider upgrading to the GeForce 450 series, as it is only $20 more expensive and is Direct X11; plus a bit better in performance.
  • Pros: Runs Oblivion 1280x1024 8x AA, Bloom, Highest Settings with 50 fps outdoors. Medieval 2 Total War can have 12,000 people on screen and still be playable. Company of Heroes with full settings runs smoothly. Civ 4, full settings, runs smoothly, even with lots of units and cities on screen. Probably...
  • Cons: Runs a bit hot. (75C under heavy load in a case with three case fans, a power supply fan, and a processor fan moving air) Eats quite a bit of power (you'll need a good PSU) Two slots. Benchmarks on other sites suggest that even on 1280x1024, this will not run Crysis on full high end settings (unl...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

jim d., Newegg
23 January 2011
  • Summary: dont buy this for the rebate but it is a good card for under $100
  • Pros: works very good
  • Cons: rebate is a joke never heard from them again
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for me

michael m., Newegg
8 January 2011
  • Summary: only 512MB, but I don't see where one 1GB of memory would be helpful. Increasing my system memory from 4gb to 8gb would be more beneficial, but I need to get off XP and into windows 7 to do that. It can wait a while. I'm happy for now.
  • Pros: works great for BF2BC2, crysis, and every other game I've run at 1680x1050. All on highest graphic settings. BF2BC2 averages over 70 fps. AA and AF at x1, all other settings are at highest. DOD, L4D2, Burnout Paradise, all work at 100+ fps. Perfect for me. It's quiet. When things get hot during g...
  • Cons: none that I've noticed.
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Overall 10
10

Zotac GTS 250

Phillip L., Newegg
1 January 2011
  • Summary: bought because had issues with my ATI 4850 on Win7/64. Been a long time fan of ATI but had issues with their driver updates and catalyst driver issues.
  • Pros: Works well, fits easily into midsize case. No problems installing with Win7/64. Drivers installs easily
  • Cons: Color, Fan whines while gaming, nothing out of the ordinary though.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Clare R., Newegg
4 December 2010
  • Summary: I got this card mainly so that I could run battlefield bc 2 with out blinking, no more lagging, yeah.
  • Pros: I have used Zotac gts 250 for 3 mo. now no problems. Runs smooth like top.
  • Cons: Overclocking utility firestorm display is distorted. Haven't found a answer yet. Fan is a bit load under load but not to bad.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Dan B., Newegg
2 December 2010
  • Pros: I have used Zotac a couple times now and have been pleased. This is a great card, and does not take up too much space. Zotac has limited lifetime warranties.
  • Cons: none
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