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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 260 v4 Radeon HD 7750 VTX3D 1GB DDR3 Edition
Halo: Reach 51% 55%
Cyberpunk 2077 553% 568%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 193% 200%
Red Dead Redemption 2 376% 386%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 376% 386%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 553% 568%
Doom Eternal 309% 318%
Grand Theft Auto VI 627% 643%
FIFA 20 153% 159%
Need For Speed Heat 376% 386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 v4 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7750 VTX3D 1GB DDR3 Edition.

The HD 7750 has a 282 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 260, but the GTX 260 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7750. As a result, the GTX 260 exhibits a 7.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7750. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7750 has a 282 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 260, but the GTX 260 has 12 more Render Output Units than the HD 7750. As a result, the GTX 260 exhibits a 1.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7750. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7750 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 260, and so the HD 7750 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 260.

The GTX 260 has 768 MB more video memory than the HD 7750, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 260 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 260 has 87.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7750, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 260 is much better than the HD 7750.

The GeForce GTX 260 v4 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7750 VTX3D 1GB DDR3 Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 260 is 229 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7750 is 348. The HD 7750 having 119 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 260 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7750 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 260. This means that the HD 7750 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 260. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 7750 should consume less power than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 260 v4 requires 182 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7750 VTX3D 1GB DDR3 Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 260 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 7750. The GTX 260 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD 7750. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 260 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7750.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed518 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-103-B2GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date08 Dec 2009vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1792 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1008 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus448 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth112.9GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs512
Actual Shader Performance11%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units64vs32
Texture Rate33.2 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units28vs16
Pixel Rate14.5 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power182 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs400 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz-
Recommended RAM6 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 260 v4 is an OEM only, Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-103-B2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 28 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 518MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1792MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 448-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1008MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 182W, it requires at least a 500W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly below Radeon HD 4870, meaning it is considerably faster than GeForce GTS 250.
Radeon HD 7750 VTX3D 1GB DDR3 Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon HD 7750 1GB DDR3.
This version has no new features (when compared to the DDR3 version) and so it performs exactly like it.
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