8800M vs 260M

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550
  • Max video memory 1 GB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed Up to 950MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
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  • Interface MXM-HE
  • Core clock speed 500
  • Max video memory 512MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 160$
Games supported 52%

General info

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

Place in performance rating969923
Value for money0.050.06
ArchitectureG9x (2007−2010)G9x (2007−2010)
GPU code nameN10E-GTNB8E-GTX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date2 March 2009
(13 years old)
19 November 2007
(15 years old)
Current price$109 $160
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 cores11296
CUDA cores11296
Core clock speed550 MHz500 MHz
Number of transistors754 million754 million
Manufacturing process technology55 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Watt65 Watt
Texture fill rate31 billion/sec24.00
Floating-point performance308 gflops240 gflops
Gigaflops462no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 260M and GeForce 8800M GTX 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 sizelargelarge
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16MXM-HE
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone
SLI options2-way+
MXM TypeMXM 3.0 Type-Bno data

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 typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GB512 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speedUp to 950 MHz800 MHz
Memory bandwidth61 GB/s51.2 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 ConnectorsDisplayPortSingle Link DVIDual Link DVIVGALVDSHDMINo outputs
HDMI+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Power management8.0no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0
OpenGL2.13.3
OpenCL1.11.1
VulkanN/AN/A
CUDA+1.1

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 0.99
8800M GTX 1.18
+19.2%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 260M 388
8800M GTX 462
+19.1%

GeForce 8800M GTX outperforms GeForce GTX 260M by 19% in Passmark.

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 260M 4901
+43.2%
8800M GTX 3422

GeForce GTX 260M outperforms GeForce 8800M GTX by 43% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

Full HD29no data

Popular games

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    High Preset
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Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
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4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
−12.5%
9−10
+12.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
−50%
3−4
+50%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+0%
6−7
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
−12.5%
9−10
+12.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Metro Exodus 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
−50%
3−4
+50%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
−33.3%
4−5
+33.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Metro Exodus 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1 1−2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
+0%
2−3
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Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
+0%
2−3
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Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 3−4
+0%
3−4
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Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
+0%
6−7
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Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1 1−2

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 0.99 1.18
Recency 2 March 2009 19 November 2007
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 96
Memory bandwidth 61 51.2
Chip lithography 55 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 75 Watt 65 Watt

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

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
GeForce 8800M GTX

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 260M by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 260M's AMD equivalent is Radeon R4 (Beema), which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of GeForce 8800M GTX by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8800M GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 7550M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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