NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Price $ 449.0 $ 499.0 50 (11%)
Year 2008 2019 11 (1%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 81C 74C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 52.2dB 45.6dB 6.6 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 532W 565W 33 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz ($139.99) Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz ($409.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +1.3 FPS 1.3 (130000%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 14.9 FPS 129.6 FPS 114.7 (770%)
Average 1440p Performance 9.0 FPS 96.4 FPS 87.4 (971%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 7.8 FPS 82.6 FPS 74.8 (959%)
Average 4K Performance 5.6 FPS 58.1 FPS 52.5 (937%)
Memory 0 GB 8 GB 8 (800000%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 30.1 $ 3.9 26.2 (87%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 49.9 $ 5.2 44.7 (90%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 57.6 $ 6.0 51.6 (90%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 80.2 $ 8.6 71.6 (89%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Overall Combination Score 42/100 84/100 42 (100%)
Our Verdict: With some tuning, the RTX 2070 SUPER makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors and it is better than GTX 260 by a margin. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. The RTX 2070 SUPER is faster by 971% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for RTX 2070 SUPER .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Tesla 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 260, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Tesla 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 260, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

The RTX 2080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Turing set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 2070 SUPER is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 499. NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the RTX 2070 SUPER, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The RTX 2070 SUPER is much more expensive than the GTX 1070 as it costs a whopping $ 499. Compare this to the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which came originally at a price of $ 399, $ 409. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 5700 XT which costs $ 399. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 2070 SUPER blows past the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and, amazingly, even the GTX 1080 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2070 SUPER consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RTX 2070 SUPER. Similarly, those holding onto RX 5700 XT 's RX Vega 56 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3 at 61 fps to 83 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Hitman 2, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 73 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 75 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play World War Z, Battlefield V, Apex Legends, Strange Brigade, Fallout 76 at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
5
6.0
54
60.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
3
3.9
35
39.3
2020 Valorant
23
26.2
237
264.3
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
9
10.3
93
103.9
2020 Death Stranding
10
11.8
108
120.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
6
7.7
69
77.7
2020 Godfall
10
11.5
105
117.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
5
6.0
54
60.5
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
130
145.3
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
82
91.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
121
135.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
16.1
146
162.4
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.2
65
72.6
2019 World War Z
11
13.2
130
145.3
2019 Gears of War 5
9
10.4
94
104.9
2019 F1 2019
11
13.1
118
132.1
2019 GreedFall
10
11.8
107
119.0
2019 Borderlands 3
7
8.3
75
83.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
15.9
144
160.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
6.1
55
61.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
9.6
88
97.8
2018 Just Cause 4
9
10.3
95
105.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
11.1
102
114.0
2018 Strange Brigade
15
16.8
152
169.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
14.3
136
151.3
2017 For Honor
17
19.1
176
195.7
2017 Project CARS 2
12
13.5
124
138.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14
16.4
150
167.4
2016 Dishonored 2
8
9.9
90
100.9
2015 Rocket League
50
55.7
528
587.1
2015 Need For Speed
13
15.4
147
163.4
2015 Project CARS
13
14.8
136
151.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
27.0
246
273.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
34
38.2
362
402.5
2009 League of Legends
64
71.5
679
755.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
4
5.2
41
52.2
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
2
3.4
27
34.1
2020 Valorant
17
21.4
172
215.9
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
6
8.0
65
81.4
2020 Death Stranding
7
9.2
73
92.4
2020 Marvel's Avengers
4
5.5
44
55.2
2020 Godfall
6
7.7
61
77.3
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
4
5.6
44
56.2
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
86
108.5
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
58
73.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
83
104.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
8
10.8
86
108.5
2019 Metro Exodus
4
5.6
44
56.2
2019 World War Z
7
9.6
84
105.5
2019 Gears of War 5
6
7.6
61
76.3
2019 F1 2019
7
9.3
74
93.4
2019 GreedFall
6
8.5
68
85.4
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.8
46
58.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
11.4
92
115.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.0
40
50.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
7.6
61
76.3
2018 Just Cause 4
6
7.6
61
77.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
7.8
62
78.3
2018 Strange Brigade
9
11.7
94
117.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
10.3
86
107.5
2017 For Honor
8
11.1
90
112.5
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.5
77
96.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
11
14.8
119
149.6
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.4
68
85.4
2015 Rocket League
19
23.9
198
248.1
2015 Need For Speed
9
11.9
98
123.5
2015 Project CARS
9
11.3
90
113.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
14
17.5
140
175.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
25
31.8
264
330.4
2009 League of Legends
31
39.7
330
412.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
4
5.7
70
92.4
2019 Anthem
2
3.8
45
60.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
5.4
64
85.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
6
8.6
66
87.3
2019 Metro Exodus
3
4.9
36
48.2
2019 World War Z
6
8.1
67
89.3
2019 Gears of War 5
5
6.6
50
66.3
2019 F1 2019
6
8.1
61
81.3
2019 GreedFall
4
6.4
48
64.2
2019 Borderlands 3
3
4.7
35
47.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
7
9.7
74
98.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
3
4.4
33
44.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
5
6.6
50
66.3
2018 Just Cause 4
4
6.2
47
62.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
6.2
47
62.2
2018 Strange Brigade
7
9.7
74
97.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
7
9.4
74
97.4
2017 For Honor
6
8.9
68
90.3
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.4
71
94.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
11
14.6
111
146.6
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.1
61
81.3
2015 Rocket League
14
18.7
147
194.7
2015 Need For Speed
8
10.6
83
110.4
2015 Project CARS
7
10.3
79
104.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
10
13.7
104
137.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
24
32.3
255
336.3
2009 League of Legends
22
29.8
234
309.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
2
3.5
24
35.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
1
2.7
18
27.1
2020 Valorant
13
18.6
131
187.7
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
3
4.3
30
43.1
2020 Death Stranding
3
5.6
39
56.2
2020 Marvel's Avengers
2
2.9
20
29.1
2020 Godfall
2
3.7
25
37.1
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
2
3.7
25
37.1
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
44
63.2
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
27
39.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
38
55.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
3
5.3
37
54.2
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.5
24
35.1
2019 World War Z
3
5.5
42
61.2
2019 Gears of War 5
3
4.8
33
48.2
2019 F1 2019
4
5.9
41
59.2
2019 GreedFall
2
3.5
24
35.1
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.0
21
30.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
4
6.8
48
69.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.2
22
32.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
4.8
33
48.2
2018 Just Cause 4
2
4.0
28
40.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
3.7
25
37.1
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.4
44
64.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.2
52
74.3
2017 For Honor
3
5.6
39
56.2
2017 Project CARS 2
5
8.0
56
80.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
8
12.4
87
125.4
2016 Dishonored 2
4
6.7
47
67.2
2015 Rocket League
7
11.1
80
115.4
2015 Need For Speed
5
8.0
57
82.3
2015 Project CARS
5
8.0
56
80.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
5
8.1
56
81.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
20
28.6
207
297.0
2009 League of Legends
11
15.9
115
165.6
GTX 260 vs RTX 2070 SUPER with i7-965 vs i7-9700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 260 vs RTX 2070 SUPER with i7-965 vs i7-9700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 260 vs RTX 2070 SUPER with i7-965 vs i7-9700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / i7-965

With current 896 MB RAM, the GTX 260 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 260 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 260 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER / i7-9700K

It is worth noting that the RTX 2070 SUPER is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 2070 SUPER 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2070 SUPER , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

GTX 260 vs RTX 2070 SUPER Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x S-Video1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors2x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP182 W215 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
GPU Clock576 MHz1605 MHz
Memory Clock999 MHz 1998 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 200GeForce 20
Launch Price449 USD499 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeReleased
Release DateJun 16th, 2008Jul 9th, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
CUDA1.37.5
DirectX1012.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.11.2
OpenGL3.34.6
Shader Model46.4
VulkanN/A1.1.109

Graphics Processor

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
ArchitectureTesla 2.0Turing
Die Size576 mm²545 mm²
GPU NameGT200TU104
GPU VariantG200-100-A2TU104-410-A1
Process Size65 nm12 nm
Transistors1,400 million13,600 million

Memory

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
Bandwidth111.9 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus448 bit256 bit
Memory Size896 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR6

Render Config

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
ROPs2864
SM Count840
Shading Units1922560
TMUs64160

Theoretical Performance

GTX 260 RTX 2070 SUPER
FP32 (float) performance476.9 GFLOPS9,062 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance59.62 GFLOPS (1:8)283.2 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate16.13 GPixel/s113.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate36.86 GTexel/s283.2 GTexel/s

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