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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 260 v3 Zotac AMPē! 896MB Edition GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 254% 58%
Halo: Reach 13% 50%
Cyberpunk 2077 387% 117%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 254% 58%
Doom Eternal 205% 36%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 387% 117%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 86% 94%
Grand Theft Auto VI 441% 142%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 387% 117%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 118% 2%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 v3 Zotac AMPē! 896MB Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 330 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 260. This results in the GTX 670 providing 63 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 330 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GTX 260. This results in the GTX 670 providing 13.2 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 GTX 670 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 260, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 260 when running the latest games.

The GTX 670 has 1152 MB more video memory than the GTX 260, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 670 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 670 has 74.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 260, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is much better than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 260 v3 Zotac AMPē! 896MB Edition has 216 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 260 is 323 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422. The GTX 670 having 1099 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 260.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 260. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 260 v3 Zotac AMPē! 896MB Edition requires 171 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureTesla G200-103-B2Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date16 Sep 2008vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.1
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
5.5
vs green tick
8.3
2560x1440
3.6
vs green tick
6
3840x2160
2.5
vs green tick
4.4

GPU Memory

Memory896 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus448 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth117.6GB/secvs192.3GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units216vs1344
Actual Shader Performance16%vs68%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs112
Texture Rate46.8 GTexel/svs109.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units28vs32
Pixel Rate18.2 GPixel/svs31.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power171 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 260 v3 Zotac AMPē! 896MB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 260 v3, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 650MHz, instead of 576MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock now runs at 1050MHz, while the Frame Buffer remains the same: 896MB.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Dual Fan Solution, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 14% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 260 v3.
GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
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