Conclusion: The other reason is that we received our sample late and did not want to rush the review, especially having seen the preliminary results. After all, the factory overclocked Gainward GeForce GT240 1024MB GDDR5 Golden Sample was bettered by the old GeForce 9600 GT in quite a few of the games tested.
Conclusion: Where performance is concerned, the GeForce GT 240 is both a hit and miss. Despite claims that it will outperform the GeForce 9600 GT, we found that the older SKU is still fairly competitive. Perhaps this has to do with the beta drivers that we were using, but even so, it is only a little bit faster and drivers alone can't do miracles (unless otherwise it's really in a broken state).