GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 260 vs GTS 450 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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 22.4 GB/s More than 5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,016 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Much wider memory bus 448 bit vs 128 bit 3.5x wider memory bus
Slightly more memory 1,792 MB vs 1,024 MB 75% more memory
More texture mapping units 64 vs 24 40 more texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 14.5 GPixel/s vs 4.7 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 28 vs 16 12 more render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,008 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher texture rate 33.15 GTexel/s vs 18.79 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Front view of GeForce GTS 450

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Nvidia GeForce GTS 450

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Higher clock speed 783 MHz vs 518 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 106W vs 182W More than 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 260 vs GTS 450

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s
GeForce GTS 450
27.93 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s
GeForce GTS 450
16.49 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s
GeForce GTS 450
425.37 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
26.34 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTS 450
134.39 mInteraction/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
24.91 frames/s
GeForce GTS 450
20.02 frames/s

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