Average Bench: 7.96% (276th of 617)

Based on 7,607 user benchmarks.  Devices: 10DE 05E2, 10DE 05EA Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GTX 260 averaged 92.0% 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) 30.5fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 24.1fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 260 is just 3.28%. 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. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 14fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,607 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 Lighting 30.5 36.6
18.4 Reflection 22 25.3
11.8 Parallax 15 17.5
7.7% 22.5 fps
Min Avg Max
14.8 MRender 18 20.9
18.9 Gravity 24.1 27.9
11.9 Splatting 14 16.2
8.17% 18.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Device(172F 15E2) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 36.8
Reflection 24.9
Parallax 17.5
9% 26.4 fps
MRender 20.9
Gravity 28.9
Splatting 16.5
10% 22.1 fps
Asus(1043 8301) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 32.2
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 15.5
8% 23.4 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 24.7
Splatting 14.4
8% 19.2 fps
Asus(1043 8301) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 341.74
Lighting 31.7
Reflection 21.1
Parallax 15.1
8% 22.6 fps
MRender 17.3
Gravity 23.3
Splatting 13.4
8% 18 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 1.8GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.16.11.9120
Lighting 24.8
Reflection 19.5
Parallax 12
6% 18.8 fps
MRender 15.8
Gravity 18.5
Splatting 12.6
7% 15.6 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,327,074 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 7,607 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $250 @ launch in Sep '08)
EVGA(3842 1257) 10% 9% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0753) 8% 7% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 7% 8% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1109) 6% 8% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0585) 6% 8% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 6% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 064B) 5% 8% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 4% 8% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8291) 4% 7% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2393) 3% 8% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 3% 9% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2390) 2% 7% ± 1%
Asus(1043 82E3) 2% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2391) 2% 8% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 068E) 2% 7% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 34DB) 2% 10% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1771) 2% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1265) 2% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82C4) 2% 8% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1255) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1262) 1% 8% ± 1%
Asus(1043 831C) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0CDD) 1% 9% ± 1%
BFG(19F1 0AC1) 1% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2394) 1% 9% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1260) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 09A6) 1% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34C8) 1% 8% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8301) 1% 8% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1267) 1% 9% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0700) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82EB) 1% 8% ± 2%
PNY(196E 064B) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0FA9) 1% 8% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 2600) 0% 6% ± 1%
Asus(1043 831A) 0% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0ABA) 0% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1263) 0% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82C5) 0% 9% ± 1%
Device(107D 20DC) 0% 9% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2120) 0% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0651) 0% 8% ± 0%
Device(1048 0F65) 0% 8% ± 0%
Device(107D 20DD) 0% 9% ± 0%
Device(107D 2AEA) 0% 8% ± 1%
Device(107D 2AE2) 0% 8% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 911C) 0% 8% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 064B) 0% 9% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0624) 0% 5% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2392) 0% 9% ± 0%
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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3 months ago.

This graphics card was extremely reliable for a long time and outperformed many of its successors


Good

3 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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Solidworks works much better with GTX 260.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Verry super Titans game card !


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

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


Average

5 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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