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GeForce GTX 260 vs GeForce GTX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 features core speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 192 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 28 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 560, which uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 810 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1001 MHz on this specific model. It features 336 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 182 Watts
Difference: 32 Watts (21%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 560 should be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 260 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 128128 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 16240 (15%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 is much (about 23%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 260. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 45360 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 36864 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8496 (23%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 is superior to the GeForce GTX 260, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 25920 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9792 (61%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 260

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GeForce GTX 560

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 260 GeForce GTX 560
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 16, 2008 May 2011
Code Name G200 GF114
Memory 896 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 810 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 4004 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 182 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 128128 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36864 Mtexels/sec 45360 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 25920 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 336
Texture Mapping Units 64 56
Render Output Units 28 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 448-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 260

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GeForce GTX 560

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 260 vs GeForce GTX 560”
Vadim says:

Довольно неплохая видяха GTX260, купил за $300 2 года назад досихпор играю в современные игры без тормозов.

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