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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 Image NVIDIA GT200B Image
The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in November 2008. Built on the 55 nm process, and based on the GT200B graphics processor, in its G200-103-B2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The GT200B graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 470 mm² and 1,400 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 275, which uses the same GPU but has all 240 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 216 shading units, 72 texture mapping units and 28 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 896 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 448-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 576 MHz, memory is running at 999 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
Being a dual-slot card, its power draw is rated at 171 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GT200B
GPU Variant: G200-103-B2
Process Size: 55 nm
Transistors: 1,400 million
Die Size: 470 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Nov 27th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 299 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 576 MHz
Shader Clock: 1242 MHz
Memory Clock: 999 MHz
1998 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 896 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 448 bit
Bandwidth: 112 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 216
TMUs: 72
ROPs: 28
SM Count: 9
Pixel Rate: 16.1 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 41.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 536.5 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP: 171 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 4.0

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Card Notes

SFUs: 18

GT200B GPU Notes

Compute Capability: CUDA 1.3

GT200b, commonly printed on the chip package as G200-xxx-Bx is an optical shrink of the G200 core to the newer 55 manufacturing process of TSMC. It helped shrink the core's energy and thermal footprints to a level that even facilitated building a dual-GPU accelerator

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 260 Glaciator Plus 576 MHz 1015 MHz
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 260 576 MHz 999 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 576 MHz 999 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SSC 675 MHz 1151 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked 626 MHz 1053 MHz
Gainward GTX 260 Core 216 GS 585 MHz 999 MHz 1792 MB, 10.63 inches, 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
Gainward GTX 260 Core 216 GS GLH 650 MHz 1200 MHz 10.63 inches
GIGABYTE GTX 260 SOC 680 MHz 1250 MHz 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
Inno3D GTX 260 FreezerX2 576 MHz 999 MHz
MSI GTX 260 Lightning 680 MHz 1050 MHz 1792 MB, 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
MSI GTX 260 Lightning BE 655 MHz 999 MHz 1792 MB, 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
ZOTAC GTX 260² 576 MHz 1000 MHz 9 inches, 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
ZOTAC GTX 260² 576 MHz 999 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 260² AMP²! Edition 650 MHz 1050 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 260² AMP²! Edition 650 MHz 1050 MHz 2x DVI