GeForce GTX 260 

Released December, 2009
  • 518 MHz
  • 1.8 GB GDDR3
4.4 Out of 10

You may combine two or three cards for SLI to improve framerates or graphics quality.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2008)
The memory overclock is amazing too, over 20% out of GDDR3 already running at more than 1 GHz is very impressive.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2008)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 260

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
86.46 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660
66.63 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
30.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
30.7 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
953.19 frames/s
GeForce GTX 660
893.18 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTX 660

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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GeForce GTX 260

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Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 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.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GT200B
Market Desktop
Clock speed 518 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 576 MHz 896 MB

raw performance

Shading units 192
Texture mapping units 64
Render output processors 28
Pixel rate 14.5 GPixel/s
Texture rate 33.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 414.7 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,008 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,016 MHz
Memory bus 448 bit
Memory 1,792 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 112.9 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 182W
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