GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 260M vs 540M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

5.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 260M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M

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Higher memory bandwidth 60.8 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
More texture mapping units 56 vs 16 40 more texture mapping units
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher texture rate 30.8 GTexel/s vs 10.75 GTexel/s More than 2.8x higher texture rate
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GT 540M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,068.37 vs 2,690.48 Around 15% better T-Rex score
Higher clock speed 672 MHz vs 550 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 35W vs 65W More than 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 260M vs GT 540M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260M
2,690.48
GeForce GT 540M
3,068.37

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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