NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 260 sales 16 June 2008 at a recommended price of $449. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 896 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 448 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 111.9 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm). 2x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 182 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.80 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 260's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.78
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Code name
GT200
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
16 June 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$449
 
Price now
$227
 
of 19115 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 260's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 260's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
192
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
192
 
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
182 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
36.9 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
476.9 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 260's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 260: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
896 MB
 
Memory bus width
448 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
999 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
111.9 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 260. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVIHDTV
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 260, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
2.1
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.80

Passmark

1219

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
30 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 260 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 260 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260 from AMD is Radeon HD 6770, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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