Average Bench: 7.63% (291st of 661)

Based on 11,102 user benchmarks.  Devices: 10DE 05E2, 10DE 05EA Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GTX 260 averaged 92.3% 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) 10.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 8.42fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 260 is just 2.83%. 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) 11.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 5.03fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,102 samples)
Min Avg Max
8 Lighting 10.3 12
6.7 Reflection 11.8 14.3
3.8 Parallax 5.03 5.7
8.3% 9.04 fps
Min Avg Max
7.9 MRender 9.23 10.5
6.5 Gravity 8.42 9.6
3.1 Splatting 3.67 4.2
6.83% 7.1 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: 342.01
Lighting 16.9
Reflection 12.1
Parallax 4.5
14% 11.2 fps
MRender 7.3
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 3.4
6% 6.07 fps
EVGA(3842 1265) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 10
Reflection 12.2
Parallax 5.1
8% 9.1 fps
MRender 9.2
Gravity 8.4
Splatting 3.5
7% 7.03 fps
XFX(1682 2391) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 8.8
Reflection 11.7
Parallax 4.6
7% 8.37 fps
MRender 7.9
Gravity 7.3
Splatting 3
6% 6.07 fps
Asus(1043 8301) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 0
Reflection 12.5
Parallax 5.1
0% 5.87 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 8.4
Splatting 3.6
7% 6.97 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,930,148 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 11,102 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Sep '08)
EVGA(3842 1257) 9% 8% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 8% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0753) 6% 6% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0585) 6% 7% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 6% 6% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1109) 6% 8% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 5% 8% ± 1%
Device(107D 20D5) 4% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 064B) 4% 8% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1255) 4% 8% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 068E) 4% 8% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 3% 9% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0CDD) 3% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2390) 2% 8% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1771) 2% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82C4) 2% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2391) 2% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82E3) 2% 7% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 34DB) 2% 9% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2393) 2% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8301) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1265) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 09A6) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8291) 1% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 2600) 1% 6% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1267) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0FA9) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1260) 1% 7% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1258) 1% 9% ± 0%
PNY(196E 064B) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831C) 1% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0700) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0ABA) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 82CF) 1% 7% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 911C) 1% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AC1) 1% 8% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2120) 1% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2392) 0% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1262) 0% 7% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 34C8) 0% 8% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8298) 0% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 831A) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0CFB) 0% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2394) 0% 9% ± 0%
Device(107D 20DC) 0% 8% ± 0%
Device(107D 20DD) 0% 8% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1800) 0% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0651) 0% 7% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0AE0) 0% 9% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 064D) 0% 7% ± 0%
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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

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2 months ago.

It's very old, and you shouldn't expect anything fancy out of it. 896Mb of memory has a serious limit. It does ok with some 3d software such as 3DS Max and Maya, but starts to show it's struggle when you go to some heavy graphics such as explosions in Houdini. It is incapable of running Unreal Engine, due to the DirectX version being too low and the graphics card is uncapable of updating. Don't expect it to good on games ether, low quality and FPS on Among Us, LoL and Minecraft with reduced particle effects, texture, and render distance is the best it can get. It will struggle severely to just render in WoT, Fortnite, and Rocket League. I don't think it's even possible to do games like GTA, COD, CSGO, Battle Front and R6. Don't even try doing VR. (If you want to do that, you would need a much better graphics card, preferably 970 and above.)


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

26 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


Terrible

8 days ago.

Solidworks works much better with GTX 260.


Poor

2 months ago.

Verry super Titans game card !


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Better than nothing, you can play some popular games at 720p


Terrible

17 months ago.

Too weak to be at this spot.


Excellent

3 months ago.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or GT200 that was launched in around June of 2008 was considered to be the first GTX GPU in the GeForce 200 series and was also "Freaking Revolutionary" like the other GPUs that existed before it. It had the ability to now run games at 1600x900 perfectly, but not 1920x1080 yet during it's time because 1920x1080 didn't exist. The Specifications of it is that it had a Process size of 65mm, 1.4 Billion Transistors, and a Die Size of 576mm^2 with Clock Speeds from 576 MHz, 1.242 GHz, and 999 MHz to 1.998 GHz. It had a Length of 267mm or 10.5 In, TDP of 182W, and PSU of 450W along with 2 DVI and S-Video Outputs. It had a GDDR3 Memory @ 896 MB and a 111.9GB/s Bandwith with 448 Bit memory. It had a Rendering Configuration of 192 SU, 64 TMUs, 28 ROPs, 24 SMs and a L2 Cache of 224 KB. It's Theoretical Preformance is 16.13 GPixel/s, 36.86 GTexel/s, a 476.9 GFLOPs preformance, and a 59.62 GFLOPS preformance. It's Graphical Features were that it had the ability to support DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.3, OpenCL 1.1, CUDA 1.3, and Shader 4. It is one of the few GPUs that could actually run the 2007 or 2009 Crysis if Paired with a i5-4460 and 8GB Ram at 35 FPS on 1080p High settings, Fallout 3 at 1080p Ultra Settings at 55 FPS, and Metro Last Light at 1080p Medium at 38 FPS.


Average

2 years 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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