GTX 260 CORE 216 with Core i7-965 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

With current 896 MB RAM, the GTX 260 CORE 216 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 260 CORE 216 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Price $ 299 4/5 Very Good
Year 2008 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 260 CORE 216
Maximum Recorded Temperature 81C 2/5 Acceptable
Max Fan Noise 52dB 2/5 Acceptable
Recommended Power Supply 532W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz ($139.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 41 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 0 GB 1/5 Weak
Overall Combination Score 49/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2011 Portal 2
81 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
28 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
36 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
19 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

GTX 260 CORE 216 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP651
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x S-Video
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP182 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock576 MHz
Memory Clock999 MHz 1998 MHz effective
Shader Clock1242 MHz

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 200
Launch Price299 USD
Release DateSep 16th, 2008

Graphics Features

Shader Model4

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTesla 2.0
Die Size576 mm²
GPU NameGT200
GPU VariantG200-103-A2
Process Size65 nm
Transistors1,400 million


Bandwidth111.9 GB/s
Memory Bus448 bit
Memory Size896 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3

Render Config

SM Count9
Shading Units216

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance536.5 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance67.07 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate16.13 GPixel/s
Texture Rate41.47 GTexel/s

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