Average Bench: 6.88% (266th of 621)

Based on 7,859 user benchmarks.  Devices: 10DE 05E2, 10DE 05EA Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GTX 260 averaged 93.1% 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) 31.5fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 24.4fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 260 is just 2.52%. 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) 22.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 15.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
25 Lighting 31.5 37.1
18.9 Reflection 22.3 25.5
11.9 Parallax 15.1 17.8
7.37% 23 fps
Min Avg Max
15.1 MRender 18.3 21.2
18.9 Gravity 24.4 28.7
12.4 Splatting 14.3 16.5
6.23% 19 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XFX(1682 2390) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 33.4
Reflection 25.2
Parallax 15.7
8% 24.8 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 24.7
Splatting 16.4
7% 20.7 fps
Device(0000 0000) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 31.4
Reflection 24.3
Parallax 17
8% 24.2 fps
MRender 14.4
Gravity 26.8
Splatting 14.2
6% 18.5 fps
Zotac(19DA 2120) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 31
Reflection 21.9
Parallax 15.7
7% 22.9 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 24.4
Splatting 13.9
6% 18.9 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,955,242 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 7,859 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $250 @ launch in Sep '08)
EVGA(3842 1257) 11% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0753) 7% 6% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 6% 7% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1109) 6% 7% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0585) 5% 7% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 064B) 5% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 5% 6% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 5% 8% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 4% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2390) 3% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8291) 3% 6% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 068E) 3% 7% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 34DB) 3% 8% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2393) 3% 7% ± 1%
Asus(1043 82C4) 2% 7% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1255) 2% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82E3) 2% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 2600) 1% 6% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2391) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0CDD) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8301) 1% 7% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1771) 1% 8% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1260) 1% 7% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1262) 1% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AC1) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831A) 1% 6% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2394) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 09A6) 1% 7% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2120) 1% 7% ± 0%
PNY(196E 064B) 1% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0FA9) 1% 7% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2392) 1% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0ABA) 1% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1265) 1% 7% ± 0%
Device(172F 15E2) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1267) 1% 7% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1770) 1% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34C8) 0% 7% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 350E) 0% 5% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 911C) 0% 7% ± 1%
Device(1048 0F65) 0% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831C) 0% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0700) 0% 7% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1264) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AE0) 0% 6% ± 2%
Asus(1043 82C5) 0% 7% ± 1%
Device(107D 20DD) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(107D 2AE2) 0% 6% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1266) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(107D 20D5) 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

Added 4 years ago.

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1 month ago.

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


Good

6 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

Solidworks works much better with GTX 260.


Excellent

19 months ago.

Verry super Titans game card !


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Poor

10 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

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


Average

8 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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