NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 550
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 950
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1968
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 688$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating42748
Value for money3.2151.35
ArchitectureG9xNavi / RDNA2
GPU code nameNB9E-GTXNavi 23
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date2 March 2009 (12 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$379
Price now$149 $688
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2242048
Core clock speed550 MHz1968 MHz
Boost clock speedno data2589 MHz
Number of transistors1508 Million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology55 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt160 Watt
Texture fill rateno data331.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 260M SLI and Radeon RX 6600 XT 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). 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 sizelargeno data
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x8
Lengthno data190 mm
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed950 MHz16000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data256.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectorsno data1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.012.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Modelno data6.5
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data2.1
Vulkanno data1.2
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

GTX 260M SLI 9.17
RX 6600 XT 58.83
+542%
  • 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.

GTX 260M SLI 8959
RX 6600 XT 88163
+884%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080pno data134
1440pno data79
4Kno data44

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 9.17 58.83
Novelty 2 March 2009 30 July 2021
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 224 2048
Chip lithography 55 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 160 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 260M SLI is a notebook card while Radeon RX 6600 XT is a desktop one.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 260M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 260M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), which is faster by 6% and higher by 15 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
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Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070
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