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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 was a performance 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 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 Core 216 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 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
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 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: GT200
GPU Variant: G200-103-A2
Architecture: Tesla 2.0
Process Size: 65 nm
Transistors: 1,400 million
Die Size: 576 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Sep 16th, 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 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: 9
Pixel Rate: 16.13 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: 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: 18

Retail boards based on this design

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