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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 features clock speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 216 SPUs as well as 72 TAUs and 28 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which has clock speeds of 822 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 202 Watts
Difference: 32 Watts (19%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti should in theory perform a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 16368 (15%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a lot (more or less 27%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11136 (27%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10176 (63%)

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 Core 216

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year September 16, 2008 January 2011
Code Name G200 GF114
Memory 896 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 822 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 4008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 202 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 128256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41472 Mtexels/sec 52608 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 26304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 216 384
Texture Mapping Units 72 64
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 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably 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 Core 216

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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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.

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