NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 sales 16 September 2008 at a recommended price of $299. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 896 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 2 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 267 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 182 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
GPU code name
GT200
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
16 September 2008 (12 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
Price now
$180 (0.6x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
216
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
182 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
41.47
 
Floating-point performance
536.5 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 260 Core 216'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
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: 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
1998 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 Core 216. 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
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
1.3
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 from AMD is Radeon HD 6550A.

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