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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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Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTS 260M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTS 260M

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Higher effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz vs 1,900 MHz Around 90% higher effective memory clock speed
Lower TDP 38W vs 65W More than 40% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 260M  vs GTS 260M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 260M
60.8 GB/s
GeForce GTS 260M
57.6 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 260M
8.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTS 260M
4.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 260M
30.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTS 260M
17.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 260M
GeForce GTS 260M

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 260M  vs
GTS 260M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name G92 GT215
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 550 MHz 550 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 112 96
Texture mapping units 56 32
Render output processors 16 8
Pixel rate 8.8 GPixel/s 4.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 30.8 GTexel/s 17.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 308 GFLOPS 264 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 260M  vs
GTS 260M 
Memory clock speed 950 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,900 MHz 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 60.8 GB/s 57.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 38W


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