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GeForce GTX 260 vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216


Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 features core clock 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 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, which has core clock speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 216 SPUs along with 72 TAUs and 28 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 260 182 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 202 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (11%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same bandwidth, so in theory they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 should be a little bit (more or less 13%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 260. (explain)

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 36864 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4608 (13%)

Pixel Rate

Both cards have exactly the same pixel rate, so theoretically they should perform equally good at at FSAA, and be capable of handling the same resolutions. (explain)

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

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Amazon.com

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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 260 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 16, 2008 September 16, 2008
Code Name G200 G200
Memory 896 MB 896 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 1998 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 182 watts 202 watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36864 Mtexels/sec 41472 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 216
Texture Mapping Units 64 72
Render Output Units 28 28
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 448-bit 448-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistors 1400 million 1400 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 3.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 260

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Amazon.com

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 260 Core 216”
Rayhan says:

Pls improvement your system

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