GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 650 vs 260


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Crysis: Warhead (2012)


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark and 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4

Noise and Power

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

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Colorful GeForce GTX 650 

GPUBoss recommends the Colorful GeForce GTX 650  based on its benchmarks and 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 576 MHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 1,998 MHz More than 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 104W vs 139W More than 25% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
More energy-efficient load power consumption 231W vs 295W More than 20% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Quieter load noise level 43.5 dB vs 49.1 dB More than 10% quieter load noise level
Quieter idle noise level 43 dB vs 45 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 999 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
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 higher pixel rate 16.1 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

Crysis: Warhead (2012) 1920x1200 - Frost Bench - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

GeForce GTX 650
17.8 fps
GeForce GTX 260
17.2 fps

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 650  vs 260 

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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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