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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Graphics Processor
GT200
Cores
192
TMUs
64
ROPs
28
Memory Size
896 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
448 bit
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 11.1. 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
Foundry
TSMC
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
Reviews
137 in our database

Relative Performance

10%
GeForce 210
13%
GeForce 9400 GT
16%
Radeon HD 4550
20%
Radeon HD 5450
24%
Radeon HD 6450
25%
GeForce GT 520
31%
GeForce GT 220
40%
GeForce GT 430
41%
Radeon HD 5570
45%
Radeon HD 4670
47%
GeForce GT 440
48%
GeForce GT 240
55%
GeForce 9600 GT
58%
Radeon HD 5670
63%
GeForce GT 640
65%
GeForce 9800 GT
67%
Radeon HD 6670
70%
Radeon HD 4830
74%
Radeon HD 4770
78%
Radeon HD 4850
80%
GeForce GTS 250
82%
GeForce GTS 450
85%
Radeon HD 5750
97%
Radeon HD 7750
98%
Radeon HD 5770
100%
GeForce GTX 260
101%
Radeon HD 4870
101%
Radeon Vega 8
103%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
103%
GeForce GTX 650
109%
Radeon HD 5830
115%
Radeon HD 6790
117%
Radeon HD 4890
121%
GeForce GTX 460
122%
Radeon RX Vega 11
123%
GeForce GT 1030
125%
GeForce GTX 275
125%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
125%
GeForce GTX 280
128%
GeForce GTX 465
134%
Radeon HD 6850
136%
GeForce GTX 285
146%
Radeon HD 5850
149%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
149%
Radeon HD 7790
155%
Radeon RX 550
156%
GeForce GTX 470
161%
Radeon HD 6870
172%
Radeon HD 5870
177%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
178%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
182%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
183%
Radeon HD 6950
189%
GeForce GTX 295
191%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
193%
Radeon HD 7850
196%
GeForce GTX 480
205%
Radeon HD 6970
209%
Radeon R7 265
212%
Radeon RX 460
212%
Radeon R7 370
213%
GeForce GTX 660
214%
GeForce GTX 570
217%
Radeon RX 560
231%
GeForce GTX 950
233%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
238%
Radeon R9 270X
241%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
243%
GeForce GTX 580
244%
GeForce GTX 1050
245%
Radeon HD 7950
250%
Radeon HD 5970
257%
GeForce GTX 760
276%
GeForce GTX 670
284%
GeForce GTX 960
291%
Radeon R9 380
293%
Radeon R9 285
296%
Radeon HD 7970
299%
GeForce GTX 680
306%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
314%
GeForce GTX 770
321%
Radeon HD 6990
328%
Radeon R9 280X
333%
GeForce GTX 590
333%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
369%
GeForce GTX 780
382%
GeForce GTX 1650
406%
Radeon RX 470
412%
Radeon R9 290
434%
Radeon RX 570
440%
Radeon R9 390
442%
Radeon R9 290X
448%
GeForce GTX 970
454%
GeForce GTX TITAN
460%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
466%
Radeon R9 390X
468%
Radeon HD 7990
471%
Radeon RX 480
475%
GeForce GTX 690
500%
Radeon RX 580
511%
GeForce GTX 980
517%
Radeon R9 FURY
517%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
540%
Radeon RX 590
569%
Radeon R9 295X2
572%
GeForce GTX 1660
579%
Radeon R9 FURY X
588%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
604%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
657%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
657%
GeForce GTX 1070
699%
Radeon RX Vega 56
741%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
763%
Radeon RX Vega 64
773%
GeForce GTX 1080
773%
GeForce RTX 2060
805%
Radeon RX 5700
868%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
900%
GeForce RTX 2070
921%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
932%
Radeon VII
956%
TITAN X Pascal
985%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
996%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
1059%
GeForce RTX 2080
1123%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
1239%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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
24
L2 Cache
224 KB

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
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 (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