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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 710M GeForce GTS 260M
Red Dead Redemption 2 1159% 1147%
Halo: Reach 300% 296%
Cyberpunk 2077 1629% 1613%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1159% 1147%
Doom Eternal 982% 972%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1629% 1613%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1824% 1806%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 676% 669%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1629% 1613%
Need For Speed Heat 1159% 1147%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 260M are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 710M.

The GeForce 710M has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTS 260M, but the GeForce GTS 260M has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 710M. As a result, the GeForce GTS 260M exhibits a 5.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 710M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 710M has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTS 260M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 710M providing 1.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce 710M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTS 260M, and so the GeForce 710M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTS 260M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 710M and the GeForce GTS 260M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTS 260M has 43.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 710M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTS 260M is noticeably better than the GeForce 710M.

Both the GeForce 710M and the GeForce GTS 260M have 96 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce 710M is 149 and by the GeForce GTS 260M is 132. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce 710M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce 710M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTS 260M. This means that the GeForce 710M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTS 260M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 710M should consume less power than the GeForce GTS 260M.

The GeForce 710M requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 260M requires 38 Watts. The GeForce GTS 260M requires 23 Watts more than the GeForce 710M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTS 260M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 710M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF117-N14M-GLTesla GT215-N10E-GS
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date09 Jan 2013vs01 Jun 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance7%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate12.4 GTexel/svs17.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.2 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs38 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 710M is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm Technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF117-N14M-GL which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 775MHz. Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 15W, it is suited for small laptops.

GeForce GT 710M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 620M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly below the older GeForce GT 540M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 710M.
GeForce GTS 260M is a fast-middle-class GPU based on the second shader unified architecture.
It's based on the GT 215 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5, although DDR3 is also supported. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 900MHz.
It's at heart a fast GeForce GTS 250M (+50MHz CC, 100MHz MC).
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium settings smoothly, using a 720p resolution. Beware that DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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