GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 260 vs 210 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 210 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 210  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 260

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 112.9 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s Around 17.8x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,016 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Much better cloud gate factor score 13.11 vs 3.15 Around 4.2x better cloud gate factor score
Much wider memory bus 448 bit vs 64 bit 7x wider memory bus
Significantly more render output processors 28 vs 4 24 more render output processors
Significantly more texture mapping units 64 vs 8 56 more texture mapping units
Slightly more memory 1,792 MB vs 1,024 MB 75% more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,008 MHz vs 400 MHz More than 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 33.15 GTexel/s vs 3.8 GTexel/s Around 8.8x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 14.5 GPixel/s vs 1.9 GPixel/s Around 7.8x higher pixel rate
Front view of GeForce 210

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Nvidia GeForce 210

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Higher metro: last light framerate 43 vs 28 Around 55% higher metro: last light framerate
Much lower TDP 31W vs 182W 5.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 260 vs 210

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
3,355.14
GeForce 210
1,446.7

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

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