Average Bench: 6.78% (269th of 627)

Based on 8,301 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) 31fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 24.4fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 260 is just 2.42%. 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) 22.2fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 15.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,301 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 Lighting 31 36.8
18.8 Reflection 22.2 25.4
11.9 Parallax 15.1 17.7
8.17% 22.8 fps
Min Avg Max
15.1 MRender 18.1 21
19 Gravity 24.4 28.4
12.3 Splatting 14.2 16.5
6.77% 18.9 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 1265) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 32
Reflection 22
Parallax 15.2
8% 23.1 fps
MRender 18.3
Gravity 24.5
Splatting 0.3
7% 14.4 fps
Device(107D 2AE2) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 341.92
Lighting 29.7
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 14.6
8% 22.2 fps
MRender 18.1
Gravity 22.3
Splatting 14.2
6% 18.2 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 1.8GB
Ram: 1.8GB, Driver: 340.52
Lighting 25.7
Reflection 19.6
Parallax 11.9
7% 19.1 fps
MRender 16.3
Gravity 19
Splatting 12.8
5% 16 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0753) 1.8GB
Ram: 1.8GB, Driver: 341.74
Lighting 25.6
Reflection 20.1
Parallax 12.1
7% 19.3 fps
MRender 16.1
Gravity 18.9
Splatting 12.9
5% 16 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,405,282 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 8,301 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $250 @ launch in Sep '08)
EVGA(3842 1257) 9% 7% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 9% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0753) 8% 5% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1109) 6% 7% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0585) 5% 6% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 5% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 5% 5% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 064B) 4% 7% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 3% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2390) 3% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 068E) 3% 7% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8291) 3% 6% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1255) 3% 7% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34DB) 2% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1260) 2% 6% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82C4) 2% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2391) 2% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2393) 2% 7% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2120) 2% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 2600) 2% 5% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1771) 2% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0CDD) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82E3) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8301) 1% 7% ± 1%
BFG(19F1 0FA9) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831C) 1% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1262) 1% 6% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1770) 1% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2392) 1% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1265) 1% 7% ± 0%
PNY(196E 064B) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831A) 1% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 09A6) 1% 6% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 911C) 1% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AC1) 1% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0700) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(172F 15E2) 0% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1267) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0ABA) 0% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1264) 0% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1266) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AE0) 0% 7% ± 1%
Device(107D 20D5) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AE7) 0% 8% ± 0%
Device(107D 20DD) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(107D 2AE2) 0% 6% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8298) 0% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0651) 0% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2394) 0% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1263) 0% 7% ± 0%
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

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 Comments

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4 days 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.


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Good

7 months 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


Good

7 months ago.

Solidworks works much better with GTX 260.


Excellent

21 months ago.

Verry super Titans game card !


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Poor

11 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

23 days ago.

Too weak to be at this spot.


Average

10 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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