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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

GT200
Graphics Processor
192
Cores
64
TMUs
28
ROPs
896 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
448 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce GTX 260 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in June 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the GT200 graphics processor, in its G200-100-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. 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 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 192 shading units, 64 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.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 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 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 449 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GT200
GPU Variant
G200-100-A2
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
Process Size
65 nm
Transistors
1,400 million
Die Size
576 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jun 16th, 2008
Generation
GeForce 200
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
449 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

10%
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31%
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GeForce GTX 260
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440%
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448%
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517%
569%
579%
588%
633%
695%
719%
775%
775%
817%
956%
981%
1069%
1216%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

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
192
TMUs
64
ROPs
28
SM Count
8

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
16.13 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
36.86 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
476.9 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
59.62 GFLOPS (1:8)

Board Design

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

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.3
Shader Model
4.0

Card Notes

SFUs: 16

GT200 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A

Retail boards based on this design (2)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 260 TOP 650 MHz 1150 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 260 AMP! Edition 650 MHz 1050 MHz