ATI Radeon HD 4770 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
16.32
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Tesla 2.0
Code name
RV740
 
GT200
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
28 April 2009
 
16 June 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
$449
Price now
no data
 
$95

Technical specs

Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
192
CUDA cores
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192
Core clock speed
750 MHz
 
1242 MHz
Transistor count
826 million
 
1,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
182 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
24.00
 
36.9 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
960.0 gflops
 
476.9 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260 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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
203 mm
 
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
Height
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4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
2x 6-pin
SLI options
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260: 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
GDDR5
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
896 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
448 Bit
Memory clock speed
3200 MHz
 
999 MHz
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
111.9 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
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Dual Link DVIHDTV
Multi monitor support
no data
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
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2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
S/PDIF

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI HD 4770 4.36
GTX 260 5.65 +29.6%

Passmark

ATI HD 4770 946
GTX 260 1226 +29.6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
30 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4770

Somewhat newer (28 April 2009 vs 16 June 2008)
Cheaper ($109 vs $449)
More pipelines (640 vs 192)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (80 vs 182 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

29.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (448 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (111.9 vs 51.2 GB/s)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
SLIOptions
HDMI
3D Vision Surround

So, HD 4770 or GTX 260?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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