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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Reasons to consider the
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Higher memory bandwidth 117.6 GB/s vs 64.6 GB/s More than 80% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly wider memory bus 448 bit vs 256 bit 75% wider memory bus
More render output processors 28 vs 16 12 more render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 18.2 GPixel/s vs 11.2 GPixel/s Around 65% higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 72 vs 56 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GT 8800

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Lower TDP 125W vs 171W More than 25% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216  vs GT 8800 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
18.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 8800
11.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
46.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 8800
39.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 8800
392 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216  vs
GT 8800 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GT200 B3 G92
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 650 MHz 700 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 576 MHz 896 MB Nvidia GeForce GT 8800 GT 600 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Shading units 216 112
Texture mapping units 72 56
Render output processors 28 16
Pixel rate 18.2 GPixel/s 11.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 46.8 GTexel/s 39.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 604.8 GFLOPS 392 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216  vs
GT 8800 
Memory clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,010 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,100 MHz 2,020 MHz
Memory bus 448 bit 256 bit
Memory 896 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 117.6 GB/s 64.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 171W 125W

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