Average Bench: 6.7% (280th of 639)

Based on 7,991 user benchmarks.  Devices: 10DE 05E2, 10DE 05EA Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GTX 260 averaged 93.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 30.8fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 24.1fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 260 is just 2.41%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 260 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 22fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 15fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,991 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.2 Lighting 30.8 36.3
18.5 Reflection 22 25.4
11.7 Parallax 15 17.7
8.1% 22.6 fps
Min Avg Max
14.8 MRender 18.1 21
18.8 Gravity 24.1 28
12.2 Splatting 14.1 16.4
6.7% 18.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 33.7
Reflection 23.6
Parallax 16.6
9% 24.6 fps
MRender 20.7
Gravity 27.7
Splatting 15.9
8% 21.4 fps
Zotac(19DA 1109) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 35.8
Reflection 24.7
Parallax 16.4
9% 25.6 fps
MRender 20.3
Gravity 27.6
Splatting 16.1
8% 21.3 fps
Device(0000 0000) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 34.7
Reflection 22
Parallax 15.9
9% 24.2 fps
MRender 19.3
Gravity 26.5
Splatting 15.3
7% 20.4 fps
Gainward(10B0 0801) 1.8GB
Ram: 1.8GB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 28.8
Reflection 21.3
Parallax 14.7
8% 21.6 fps
MRender 16.6
Gravity 24.6
Splatting 13.4
7% 18.2 fps
Device(107D 2AEA) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 28.9
Reflection 21.6
Parallax 15.4
8% 22 fps
MRender 16.9
Gravity 24.4
Splatting 13.2
7% 18.2 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,001,888 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 7,991 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $250 @ launch in Sep '08)
Nvidia(10DE 0753) 10% 5% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 8% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0585) 7% 6% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1257) 6% 7% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 6% 7% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1109) 5% 7% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 5% 5% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 4% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 068E) 4% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1255) 3% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1262) 3% 6% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 064B) 3% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2390) 3% 6% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82E3) 3% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2391) 2% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2393) 2% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AC1) 2% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8291) 2% 6% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82C4) 2% 7% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34DB) 2% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34C8) 2% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 2600) 1% 5% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0CDD) 1% 7% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1771) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8301) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831C) 1% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1265) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82CF) 1% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1267) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1260) 1% 6% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831A) 1% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2394) 1% 7% ± 1%
Asus(1043 82EB) 1% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0700) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0ABA) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 09A6) 0% 6% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AE0) 0% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 069E) 0% 7% ± 1%
POV(1ACC 911C) 0% 7% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1770) 0% 8% ± 0%
PNY(196E 064B) 0% 7% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2392) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(1048 0F9D) 0% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1264) 0% 5% ± 0%
Device(1048 0F58) 0% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1266) 0% 7% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 350E) 0% 5% ± 0%
Device(107D 20DD) 0% 7% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1120) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(107D 2AEA) 0% 7% ± 0%
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

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1 month ago.

Was installed in my PC when I bought the build, it's done its purpose and for being a decade old it can decently run games.


Good

1 month ago.

On most games, I get around 30 fps on medium settings and no tweaks.


Poor

24 days ago.

In 2017 it still plays a lot of casual games and less demanding Games properly. -- Sims 4 -- Slime Rachner -- Civilization Series -- MMOGs LoL, WoT, WoW It needs a lot of power though and should only be used in Systems that dont run to often, like a backup or Guest-PC


Excellent

1 month ago.

Solidworks works much better with GTX 260.


Terrible

3 months ago.

Verry super Titans game card !


Excellent

19 months ago.

2018, and still runs a lot of games. To name a few: Rocket league, LoL, skyrim, borderlands 2, all good fps!


Poor

18 months ago.

CS:GO Max Graphics 80-180 FPS on Dust2 x16 msaa very playable i think


Good

2 years ago.

It may be 8 years old, but it still stands up.


Terrible

7 months ago.

Too weak to be at this spot.


Average

17 months ago.

Good card for lighter gaming and everyday use in 2018/19, the lower DX support is the main roadblock on this card.


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