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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Graphics Processor
GT200
Cores
216
TMUs
72
ROPs
28
Memory Size
896 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
448 bit
The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 was a performance-segment graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the GT200 graphics processor, in its G200-103-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. Even though it supports DirectX 11, the feature level is only 10_0, which can be problematic with many DirectX 11 & DirectX 12 titles. The GT200 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 576 mm² and 1,400 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 280, which uses the same GPU but has all 240 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 216 shading units, 72 texture mapping units, and 28 ROPs. NVIDIA has paired 896 MB GDDR3 memory with the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, 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.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 182 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 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
GT200
GPU Variant
G200-103-A2
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
65 nm
Transistors
1,400 million
Die Size
576 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Sep 16th, 2008
Generation
GeForce 200
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
299 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews
137 in our database

Relative Performance

9%
GeForce 210
11%
GeForce 9400 GT
14%
Radeon HD 4550
18%
Radeon HD 5450
21%
Radeon HD 6450
22%
GeForce GT 520
28%
GeForce GT 220
36%
GeForce GT 430
36%
Radeon HD 5570
40%
Radeon HD 4670
42%
GeForce GT 440
43%
GeForce GT 240
49%
GeForce 9600 GT
52%
Radeon HD 5670
56%
GeForce GT 640
58%
GeForce 9800 GT
60%
Radeon HD 6670
62%
Radeon HD 4830
66%
Radeon HD 4770
70%
Radeon HD 4850
71%
GeForce GTS 250
73%
GeForce GTS 450
76%
Radeon HD 5750
87%
Radeon HD 7750
87%
Radeon HD 5770
89%
GeForce GTX 260
90%
Radeon HD 4870
90%
Radeon Vega 8
91%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
92%
GeForce GTX 650
97%
Radeon HD 5830
100%
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
102%
Radeon HD 6790
104%
Radeon HD 4890
108%
GeForce GTX 460
109%
Radeon RX Vega 11
110%
GeForce GT 1030
111%
GeForce GTX 275
111%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
111%
GeForce GTX 280
113%
GeForce GTX 465
119%
Radeon HD 6850
121%
GeForce GTX 285
130%
Radeon HD 5850
132%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
132%
Radeon HD 7790
138%
Radeon RX 550
138%
GeForce GTX 470
143%
Radeon HD 6870
153%
Radeon HD 5870
158%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
159%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
161%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
162%
Radeon HD 6950
168%
GeForce GTX 295
170%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
171%
Radeon HD 7850
174%
GeForce GTX 480
182%
Radeon HD 6970
186%
Radeon R7 265
189%
Radeon RX 460
189%
Radeon R7 370
189%
GeForce GTX 660
190%
GeForce GTX 570
193%
Radeon RX 560
205%
GeForce GTX 950
207%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
212%
Radeon R9 270X
215%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
216%
GeForce GTX 580
217%
GeForce GTX 1050
218%
Radeon HD 7950
222%
Radeon HD 5970
228%
GeForce GTX 760
246%
GeForce GTX 670
252%
GeForce GTX 960
259%
Radeon R9 380
260%
Radeon R9 285
263%
Radeon HD 7970
265%
GeForce GTX 680
272%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
279%
GeForce GTX 770
285%
Radeon HD 6990
292%
Radeon R9 280X
296%
GeForce GTX 590
296%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
328%
GeForce GTX 780
340%
GeForce GTX 1650
361%
Radeon RX 470
366%
Radeon R9 290
386%
Radeon RX 570
391%
Radeon R9 390
393%
Radeon R9 290X
398%
GeForce GTX 970
403%
GeForce GTX TITAN
409%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
415%
Radeon R9 390X
416%
Radeon HD 7990
418%
Radeon RX 480
422%
GeForce GTX 690
433%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
439%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
445%
Radeon RX 580
448%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
454%
GeForce GTX 980
458%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
460%
Radeon R9 FURY
480%
Radeon RX 590
506%
Radeon R9 295X2
508%
GeForce GTX 1660
514%
Radeon R9 FURY X
523%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
537%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
571%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
584%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
584%
GeForce GTX 1070
621%
Radeon RX Vega 56
659%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
678%
Radeon RX Vega 64
687%
GeForce GTX 1080
687%
GeForce RTX 2060
715%
Radeon RX 5700
772%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
800%
GeForce RTX 2070
819%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
828%
Radeon VII
850%
TITAN X Pascal
876%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
885%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
941%
GeForce RTX 2080
998%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
1101%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

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
111.9 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
216
TMUs
72
ROPs
28
SM Count
27
L2 Cache
224 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
16.13 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
41.47 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
536.5 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
67.07 GFLOPS (1:8)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
267 mm
10.5 inches
TDP
182 W
Suggested PSU
450 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
2x 6-pin
Board Number
P651

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.3
Shader Model
4.0

Retail boards based on this design (6)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 576 MHz 999 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 1.75 GB 576 MHz 999 MHz 1792 MB
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 FTW 670 MHz 1152 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 HC16 648 MHz 1053 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 HC16 Clear Top 648 MHz 1053 MHz
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked 626 MHz 1053 MHz