The GT 240’s yellow and black packaging is almost identical to what we have seen in the past from Zotac albeit a little more compact to reflect the smaller size of the card. The back and sides of the packaging display variety of information about the card inside.
Inside the box we find a few bits and pieces alongside the card, namelly a HDMI – DVI adapter which allows us to connect two DVI displays for a dual-screen setup. There is also a user’s manual, quick installation guide, driver CD and a pair of 3D glasses (of the cardboard variety).
Being a low end card, the GT 240 is very compact in size so should be compatible with most systems. Zotac have used their own cooler which is very simple in design, comprising of a basic heatsink with a small fan to provide some active airflow. The fan can become quite loud under load but unfortunately we do not have Zardon’s dBA measurement instruments available to give a quantitative figure for this.
Zotac have included VGA, DVI and HDMI connections on the card which should be ample for most people. Unlike the higher-end nVidia GPUs, the GT 240 draws all the power it needs from the PCI express slot so there are no dedicated power connectors on the board.