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Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1 GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA SLI Ready Graphics Card, 25SGF6HX1RUV

4.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Galaxy Technology
  • Model Number: 25SGF6HX1RUV
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: GeForce GTS 250
  • Graphics Card Ram: 1 GB
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Product Description

Galaxy Nvidia GTS250 PCIE 1GB/256/DDR3 CRT+DVI+HDMI

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 9.5 x 13.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003RH09AY
  • Item model number: 25SGF6HX1RUV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 24, 2010

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

The GTS250 from Galaxy Tech is a OK card that was able to play most games on High settings and handled Crysis to an extent. Kinda funny how Crysis always used as general testbed for performance. But it true, it is quite demanding on the entire system.

Anyways, it played Crysis on high settings, AA on x8, 1600x900 at about 40 frames per second. - not too bad really.

This is a good card to buy if you are on a budget however, you might want to be prepared replace it in about a year. Which is exactly what I had to do. Im under the impression that cards by galaxy might not be of the highest quality, so I took mine apart after it met an untimely death due to failing video RAM.

Anyways here is what I saw. After a year of use the thermal compound placed between the fansink and the processor was still in great condition. Nice and moist. The Pcb seemed to be high quality but however I have seen much better pcb soldering from other companies. But this card run very cool. I have never seen it get above 70 degrees C

Now the bad: my frame rates dropped with in the last few months of usage.
Some games would refuse to go into full screen mode stuck in a little 800x600 box in the middle of my screen.
And then it got to the point where games would quit working and shut down on its own with a wonderful little error message.

Galaxy is cheaper than the rest but they also dont last as long. Not in my case anyways. :b no pun intended.
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This card is the best bang for the buck out there, I got mine for 53.99 with free shipping. Amazing performance for the price, I can barely notice the difference between this card and my old GTX 260 216 at 1680 x 1050. I get a solid 60fps in NFS hot pursuit 2010 with everything on and I never go below 40fps in Batman : Arkham City with FSAA set to med with my 2500k @ 4.0 Ghz/8GB ram. Mine Idles about 46 - 48C and has never gone over 75C in any game on auto.

The only con is the noise, its loud really loud at idle and just plain ridiculous at load. I wish I could get the fan speed under 40% at idle but no software will allow it. Its really unbearable. It is really the loudest fan in my Carbide 500R. I might remove the fan and add a 120mm. Overall a good purchase but the fan noise might drive you insane.

Update: I did replace the galaxy/evercool fan with a 120mm rosewill fan I had laying around. The mounting method was crude ( I used 2 twist ties to fasten it) but the fan noise has decreased so dramatically it's amazing. I can barely hear it, since the fan was a 2pin fan it doesn't scale with the temps and runs 100% all the time but 100% is easily 3-4 times quieter than 40% on the galaxy fan. Idle temp seems to be 47-49C and load temp is 70-74C.
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I got two of these cards running sli.. Thinking about adding the liquid thermal paste to cut down on the heat though.. some arctic silver.. they run between 63-82c.. normally right about 68-74c.. The graffix are superb and built with quality in mind..I run wow at 125-150 fps maxed setting 1920x1080... runes of magic I get over 100 fps in areas but both games run smooth pick up two.. well worth the money !!!
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It runs Crysis! Well, that's an older title now, but still impresses with this card on high quality settings on my monitor's highest resolution (something-by-1050).
If you don't mind losing DX11 effects like Tesselation, this card is a decent mid-level performer compared to those of 2012 even. Better than console quality and framerates was the goal, and this easily delivers. I'll probably get a NVIDIA upgrade around $200 at some point, but I don't know if that'll be this generation or the next (I don't feel like I have to hurry, I was even playing Skyrim and Star Wars The Old Republic with this card), and if I do upgrade I'll probably keep this for PhysX processing. I'd also like my Adobe software to take advantage of this card's CUDA acceleration, though if I'm honest with myself that feature is probably only useful in Flash and Premier.

The only star off, for the price I bought this, was that the fan makes a high ish pitched whine when under load. It annoys me and is the loudest thing in my computer, but it's only half as loud as my Xbox 360. I bought a larger heatsink for it and a case fan that'll blow cool air right onto the card, but I haven't gotten around to installing it yet.
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I recently got this card elsewhere for more than it is on Amazon right now. This card is fantastic. There is NOTHING cheap looking about this card. In fact, it looks quite high quality compared to most computer components I've seen lately. Check other reviews on the net for yourself. I've only owned it a few months, but it works great. My windows experience index for graphics went to 7.0 with this! That is excellent for a three year old card (7.9 is the highest on the scale by the way).

I did a lot of research before buying this card. This card is easily the best bang for your buck under $100 (as of early 2012). Easily. And it's well under $100. This card's biggest draw is its 256 bit memory bus combined with beefy processing power. There is also a slider bar overclocking utility which I haven't even had a reason to use yet. A lot of newer cards still sell with 128 bit and 192 bit memory buses, and this thing can actually push pixels to the screen faster than they can. You have to spend a decent chunk of change to get better bandwidth. There are other factors, such as geometry processing, but this thing pushes pixels comparable to a lot of midrange newer cards on the market today. If you are going budget gamer, or trying to breathe another year or two of life into an old rig, you won't find a better all around card.
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