NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 576 MHz
  • Max video memory 896 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1998 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008


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 segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureTesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameGT200
Market segmentDesktop
Release date16 September 2008 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$299
Current price$300 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

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 cores216of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed576 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)182 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate41.47of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance536.5 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin


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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount896 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width448 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1998 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth111.9 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

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

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 from AMD is Radeon HD 3870 X2.

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Radeon HD 3870 X2

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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