GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 260 vs 730 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

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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 40.1 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Much better T-Rex score 3,355.14 vs 591.35 Around 5.8x better T-Rex score
Much wider memory bus 448 bit vs 64 bit 7x wider memory bus
Slightly more memory 1,792 MB vs 1,024 MB 75% more memory
More render output processors 28 vs 8 20 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 64 vs 16 48 more texture mapping units
Better cloud gate factor score 13.11 vs 9.48 Around 40% better cloud gate factor score
Higher texture rate 33.15 GTexel/s vs 14.43 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Slightly higher pixel rate 14.5 GPixel/s vs 7.22 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Front view of GeForce GT 730

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Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Significantly higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 518 MHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 2,016 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 72 vs 28 More than 2.5x higher metro: last light framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 384 vs 192 Twice as many shading units
Slightly better particle simulation score 111.43 mInteraction/s vs 26.34 mInteraction/s Around 4.2x better particle simulation score
Much lower TDP 38W vs 182W 4.8x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 260 vs GT 730

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s
GeForce GT 730
198.18 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
26.34 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 730
111.43 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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