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Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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How well can the GeForce GTX 260 run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 260 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. DirectX 10 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 260 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 260 in your PC? This GeForce GTX 260 graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 260? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 260? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 853 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 481% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which has 374% better performance and can run 790 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The GeForce GTX 260 was released on 16 Jun 2008

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GPU
Architecture
Tesla G200-100-A2
Process
65nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
37 GTexel/s
ROPs
28
Pixel Rate
16 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
192
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$449.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 10.0
Shader
4.0
Open GL
3.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
896 MB
Memory Speed
999 MHz
Memory Bus
448 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bandwidth
111.9GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
576 MHz
Power
Max Power
182 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
6 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 260 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 260 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.


Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-100-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 28 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 576MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 896MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 448-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 999MHz.


Features
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.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a Radeon HD 4870, meaning it is much faster than GeForce GTS 250.


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GeForce GTX 260 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 312% 312%
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Valorant 84% 57%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 172% 506%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 259% 341%
Grounded 28% 267%
Grand Theft Auto VI 312% 556%
Marvel's Avengers 172% 506%
Death Stranding 166% 366%
Halo Infinite 172% 506%
GeForce GTX 260 Extras
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