Gerbil Jedidiah wrote:Ragnar has it correct. It's the MSI GT 240 with 1GB of DDR3.

My main rig is sporting a GT 240 512MB DDR5 version. I was hoping the lower rm might knock off a couple of watts.So 38 watts on the GT 240 gets, 4,500 PPD according to FahMon

48 watts running the SMP client on the Athlon X2 clocked at 3.0 GHZ gets 900 PPD according to FahMon.

FF - if you look at the power efficiencies of the Athlon X2 vs the GT 240, it would appear you'd be using energy more efficiently with the GT 240.

Look at my numbers. I have the Athlon II X2 and the newer chipset so the idle number is nicer. However, the point still stands: 40W extra for SMP and around 40W extra for GPU. SMP gives ~1800 ppd while the GT240 is at least 3500 ppd, so double the points output for similar levels of power consumption.

Side note: Looks like my HD 4550 does not idle as well as the GT 240. It seemed to be around 20W (from memory, so it can be wrong) extra at the wall compared to using the IGP.