GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 650 vs 260 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
Colorful GeForce GTX 650 

GPUBoss recommends the Colorful GeForce GTX 650  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 650

Reasons to consider the
Colorful GeForce GTX 650

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Much higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 518 MHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 2,016 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 164.1 mInteraction/s vs 26.34 mInteraction/s Around 6.2x better particle simulation score
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 182W 2.8x lower TDP
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 80 GB/s More than 40% higher memory bandwidth
Slightly more memory 1,792 MB vs 1,024 MB 75% more memory
More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 28 vs 16 12 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 448 bit vs 128 bit 3.5x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 650 vs 260

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
26.77 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
12.49 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
459.23 frames/s
GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
164.1 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 260
26.34 mInteraction/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
23.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 260
24.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
3,356.89
GeForce GTX 260
3,350.62

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 650  vs 260 

8.6
9.2
NVIDIA's HDMI Audio design requires you to feed an audio signal to the card so it can be added to the HDMI Video stream from the card.
GeForce GTX 260

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Comments

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wow..ok thanks for the tips..
Well the GTX 650 supports dx11 and GTX 260 supports dx10.Meaning you won't be able to play most new games that require dx11.Go for the newer model ofc.
What do you think should I buy guys?. They have almost the same specs and score
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