NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 260M SLI sales 2 March 2009. This is G9x architecture notebook card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.95 GHz are supplied.

No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 7.90 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 260M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
G9x
 
Code name
NB9E-GTX
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
2 March 2009
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 260M SLI'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 260M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
224
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
550 MHz
 
Transistor count
1508 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 260M SLI's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 260M SLI: 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
2 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
950 MHz
 
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 260M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
+
 
HybridPower
+
 
PureVideo HD
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 260M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 260M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
7.90
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
8959.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 260M SLI is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
1.17
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
132.00
 
medium / 768p
65.00
 
high / 768p
52.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
102.00
 
medium / 768p
64.00
 
high / 768p
51.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 260M SLI performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260M SLI from AMD is Radeon R7 M275DX, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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