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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Graphics Processor
896 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
448 bit
Bus Width
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Image NVIDIA GT200 Image
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.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
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 PCIe 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

Released: Jun 16th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 449 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 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
Pixel Rate: 16.13 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 36.9 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 476.9 GFLOPS

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: n/a
CUDA: 1.3
Shader Model: 4.0


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Card Notes

SFUs: 16

Retail boards based on this design

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