NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 vs AMD Radeon HD 6550A

Price now no data
Games supported 58%
AMD Radeon HD 6550A
Radeon HD 6550A
  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 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 rating800not rated
ArchitectureTeraScale 2 (2009−2015)Tesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code namePinewoodGT200
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date7 February 2011
(11 years old)
16 September 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$299
Current priceno data$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 cores480216
Core clock speed550 MHz576 MHz
Number of transistors627 million1,400 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt182 Watt
Texture fill rate13.2041.47
Floating-point performance624.0 gflops536.5 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).

InterfaceMXM-A (3.0)PCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data267 mm
WidthMXM Module2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsno data2x 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 typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount2 GB896 MB
Memory bus width128 Bit448 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1998 MHz
Memory bandwidth25.6 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 ConnectorsNo outputs2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model5.04.0
CUDAno data1.3

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 7 February 2011 16 September 2008
Memory bus width 128 448
Pipelines / CUDA cores 480 216
Memory bandwidth 25.6 111.9
Chip lithography 40 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 35 Watt 182 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon HD 6550A
Radeon HD 6550A


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Competitors of Radeon HD 6550A by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6550A from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 630.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 GeForce GT 630

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6550A:

Radeon HD 6550A 100
GeForce 720A 93.33

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.

AMD Radeon HD 6550A Radeon HD 6550A

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