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 950 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.21 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 260M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.33
 
Architecture
G9x
 
GPU code name
NB9E-GTX
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
2 March 2009 (12 years ago)
 
Price now
$149
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 260M SLI'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 260M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
224
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
550 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1508 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Thermal design power (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

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
950 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 260M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

9.21

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

8959

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 260M SLI is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 84% minimum and 70% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
84%
Recommended
70%
Minimum
84%
Recommended
70%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260M SLI from AMD is Radeon HD 6970M, which is slower by 6% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 260M SLI:

Similar GPUs

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