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The GeForce GTX 260 is Nvidia's 10th generation graphics card specification.

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Pros

Very powerful chip

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Relatively good Price/Performance for the C216 Version.

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Runs cooler than ATI's offering

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Cons

Strong fall in performance in higher resolutions due to GDDR3

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Two version available with significant performance difference but small seperation in price and bad marking of better products.

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Weaker performance than 4870 1GB and higher price

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Initial Version with only 192 Shader processors and very weak price/performance. (No longer produced but still in stores)

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Poor price/performance ratio

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Expensive

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The GeForce GTX 260 is Nvidia's 10th generation graphics card specification and their current high end model, next to the top-of-the-line offering, the GTX 280. Built on a 65nm process, the GTX 260 is the exact same as the 280, only clocked at a lower speed with specific parts of the chip disabled for stability and differentiation. Containing the largest GPU ever constructed to date the GTX 260 has 1.4 billion transistors on a 575mm^2 die. Introduced at $399 dollars, the GTX 260 has seen a great deal of competition from cheaper and arguably superior offerings from AMD/ATI, such as the Radeon 4870 and more recently 4850x2/4870x2. Today the GPU has a MSRP of $329.

Features
  • Core clock speed: 576MHz
  • Stream Processors: 216
  • Shader clock: 1242MHz
  • Memory bus: 448bit
  • Memory: 896MB DDR3, 1998 MHz
  • Memory bandwidth: 111.9GB/s
  • Power consumption (idle/full load): 119W/182W
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