NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 vs ATI Radeon 7000

Price now 102$
Games supported 39%
ATI Radeon 7000
ATI Radeon 7000
  • Interface AGP 4x
  • Core clock speed 183 MHz
  • Max video memory 32 MB
  • Memory type DDR
  • Memory clock speed 366 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
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
Price now 307$
Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance ratingnot ratednot rated
ArchitectureRage 6 (2000−2007)Tesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameRV100GT200
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date19 February 2001
(21 year old)
16 September 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$299
Current price$102 $307 (1x MSRP)

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 coresno data216
Core clock speed183 MHz576 MHz
Number of transistors30 million1,400 million
Manufacturing process technology180 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)23 Watt182 Watt
Texture fill rate0.5541.47
Floating-point performanceno data536.5 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfaceAGP 4xPCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data267 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone2x 6-pin


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 typeDDRGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount32 MB896 MB
Memory bus width64 Bit448 Bit
Memory clock speed366 MHz1998 MHz
Memory bandwidth2.928 GB/s111.9 GB/s

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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX7.011.1 (10_0)
Shader Modelno data4.0
CUDAno data1.3

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 19 February 2001 16 September 2008
Memory bus width 64 448
Memory bandwidth 2.928 111.9
Chip lithography 180 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 23 Watt 182 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

ATI Radeon 7000
Radeon 7000


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 from AMD is Radeon HD 6550A.

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