GeForce_GTX_260
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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How well can the GeForce GTX 260 run games
14 Nov 2019 - 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? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 481% better and can run 897 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 335% better and can run 685 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The GeForce GTX 260 was released on 16 Jun 2008

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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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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
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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
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Game Min. Rec.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 139% 341%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 18% 506%
Death Stranding 172% 506%
Cyberpunk 2077 172% 506%
Need For Speed Heat 147% 341%
Planet Zoo 135% 374%
Diablo 4 201% 506%
FIFA 20 71% 135%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 172% 506%
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2010
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2008
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4 GB

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Hello everyone im getting up to 70-81 degrees celcius core temperature while playing Darksiders 2.. Is this normal ?

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CPU (25% overclock)

2014
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$77.00
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16 GB

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My system,
I7 2500
8gb DDR3
Gtx 260


I currently have a fake gtx 960, its flashed as a 550 TI.
I believe that the Gtx 260 is offering more performance than the 550Ti

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24 GB

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I still remember when i had this gpu in my rig :D

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6 GB

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This or my current Gpu?

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2019
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$329.00
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2018
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$799.00
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16 GB

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Of course your corrent one

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2015
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$224.00
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2015
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$219.00
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8 GB

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Hello, is it normal to have on almost 95% load of 1hr gaming 65°c on 85% fan speed? It never reaches 70°c though, but im getting closer to it, reaplying thermal paste ? Thanks and have a nice day folks :)

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2012
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16 GB

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Its normal, yes
But reaplying thermal paste never hurts

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2015
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2015
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$219.00
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8 GB

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Thanks man, yep i did it, took me a while to burn-in now it barely reaches 60c on 75% fan :)

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2014
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$40.00
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4 GB

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You should also clean the cooler from dust once in a while it can get hotter for like 5-10 *C.

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CPU (40% overclock)

2018
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$249.00
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16 GB

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Is it worth replacing my gpu for this one ?? :)

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2011
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Not really, This one doesn't support DirectX 11. It will make it technically useless fore future games :/

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2008
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$125.00
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4 GB

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yes but if he wants to play for example gta v on directx10 and doesnt mind the graphics it can be ok
but u are right about the future games

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CPU (10% overclock)

2012
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$132.00
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12 GB

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Would it be worth buying this? It says its 0% better, and I can get it for $75 on cl

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2014
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$338.00
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2017
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$499.00
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16 GB

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The Geforce GTX 260 is a bit better than your card but its about 3 years older, it also uses way more power. It has no DX 11 support either so i wouldn't really suggest buying it. Resource :
http://www.hwcompare.com/5503/geforce-gtx-260-vs-radeon-hd-6750/

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CPU (30% overclock)

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3 GB

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will it bottleneck my cpu?

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2011
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Maybe a little, but not so much. Keep in mind that this card is outdated.

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CPU (10% overclock)

2012
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12 GB

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is it worth it for me to buy one of these used? it says it is 0% better than my current one. also how many ppd would i get folding with this?

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2012
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$235.00
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2013
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$249.00
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8 GB

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There is no reason for you to buy it. You wouldn't be seeing any noticeable performance increase at all.

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CPU (30% overclock)

2014
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$396.00
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32 GB

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What settings on crysis 3 with this card and my rig??

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2015
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$147.00
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2016
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$150.00
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8 GB

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with this-medium setting :)
with yours -low-med setting
[both at same reso and AA]

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2012
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$213.00
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8 GB

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Crysis 3 requires Dx11 to run, though.

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CPU (15% overclock)

2012
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Everybody forgets that. The other day I installed it on my old basement PC for fun, after the -5 hour download (origin calm down) with my internet i remembered. :)

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