GTX 260 with i7-965 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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.

 GTX 260 with i7-965  benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Price $ 449.0
Year 2008
Maximum Recorded Temperature 81C
Max Fan Noise 52.2dB
Recommended Power Supply 532W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz ($139.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 17.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 9.1 FPS
Average 4K Performance 5.9 FPS
Memory 0 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 25.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 49.3
4K Cost Per Frame $ 76.1
Series GTX 260
Overall Combination Score 42/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
9.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
5.8 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
8.5 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
16.1 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
7.2 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
10.3 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11.1 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14.3 FPS
2017 For Honor
19.1 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
13.5 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
16.4 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
9.9 FPS
2015 Rocket League
55.7 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
15.4 FPS
2015 Project CARS
14.8 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
38.2 FPS
2011 Portal 2
73.3 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
25.4 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
32.6 FPS
2009 League of Legends
71.5 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
17.2 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
6.7 FPS
2019 Anthem
4.6 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
6.6 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
10.8 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
5.6 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
7.6 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7.8 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10.3 FPS
2017 For Honor
11.1 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
9.5 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14.8 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
8.4 FPS
2015 Rocket League
23.9 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
11.9 FPS
2015 Project CARS
11.3 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31.8 FPS
2009 League of Legends
39.7 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
4.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
2.5 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
3.5 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
5.3 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
3.5 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
4.0 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
3.7 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
7.2 FPS
2017 For Honor
5.6 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
8.0 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12.4 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
6.7 FPS
2015 Rocket League
11.1 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
8.0 FPS
2015 Project CARS
8.0 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
28.6 FPS
2009 League of Legends
15.9 FPS

GTX 260 Specifications

GTX 260 Board Design

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

GTX 260 Clock Speeds

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

GTX 260 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 200
Launch Price449 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 16th, 2008

GTX 260 Graphics Features

CUDA1.3
DirectX10
OpenCL1.1
OpenGL3.3
Shader Model4
VulkanN/A

GTX 260 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTesla 2.0
Die Size576 mm²
GPU NameGT200
GPU VariantG200-100-A2
Process Size65 nm
Transistors1,400 million

GTX 260 Memory

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

GTX 260 Render Config

ROPs28
SM Count8
Shading Units192
TMUs64

GTX 260 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance476.9 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance59.62 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate16.13 GPixel/s
Texture Rate36.86 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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The shroud is the same all encompassing black plastic affair that does a stellar job of funnelling air over the heatsink and protecting the front of the card.
Performance Summary: The new GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 performed very well throughout out entire battery of benchmarks. Overall, the GTX 260 Core 216 outperformed the first-gen GeForce GTX 260 in ...
nVidia GeForce GTX 260 Review Edward ... Page 10 Verdict; ... However, this isn’t the end of it because nVidia also just released the GTX 260, which uses the same GT200 chip as GTX 280 but has a ...
Very disappointing, and I had to laugh when they compared the prices for the GTX 260 and the GTX 280, 0 and 0, calling the GTX 260 "nearly half the price" of the GTX 280. Way to fail at math ...
The GeForce GTX 260 has eight of those clusters (called Texture/Processor Clusters or TPCs), bringing its total up to 192 SPs. The Core 216, as you can guess, has nine clusters or 216 SPs.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 excellent Bottom Line: Worth every penny, even with its single flaw, this case and power supply make a terrific enclosure for most general-purpose systems.

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