GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 260 vs 525M among all 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

Noise and Power

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

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Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 

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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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Higher memory bandwidth 112.9 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 4x higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 28 vs 4 24 more render output processors
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 13.11 vs 8.32 Around 60% better cloud gate factor score
Higher pixel rate 14.5 GPixel/s vs 2.4 GPixel/s More than 6x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 64 vs 16 48 more texture mapping units
Slightly higher texture rate 33.15 GTexel/s vs 9.6 GTexel/s Around 3.5x higher texture rate
Better ocean surface simulation score 477.33 frames/s vs 179.45 frames/s Around 2.8x better ocean surface simulation score
Wider memory bus 448 bit vs 128 bit 3.5x wider memory bus
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,008 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 525M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 525M

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Higher clock speed 600 MHz vs 518 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much lower TDP 23W vs 182W 7.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 260 vs GT 525M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s
GeForce GT 525M
14.79 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 525M
5.1 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s
GeForce GT 525M
179.45 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
26.34 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 525M
43.38 mInteraction/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
24.91 frames/s
GeForce GT 525M
6.73 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
3,355.14
GeForce GT 525M
3,179.43

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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