GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 650 vs 260


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, SmallLuxGPU 1.7Beta and 5 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load


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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
Much better manhattan score 3,459.61 vs -1 More than 346050% better manhattan score
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
Slightly better particle simulation score 148.59 mInteraction/s vs 26.34 mInteraction/s Around 5.8x 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 111.9 GB/s vs 80 GB/s Around 40% higher memory bandwidth
Slightly more memory 1,792 MB vs 1,024 MB 75% more memory
More render output processors 28 vs 16 12 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
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
23.25 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
457.61 frames/s
GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
GeForce GTX 260

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 650  vs 260 

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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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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