GTX 260 with Core i7-965 benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Price $ 449 3/5 Good
Year 2008 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 260
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 37 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 44/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2011 Portal 2
73 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
25 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
33 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
17 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

GTX 260 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 Price449 USD
Release DateJun 16th, 2008

Graphics Features

Shader Model4

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

SM Count8
Shading Units192

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

At the time, the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 were selling for upwards of 0 and 0 respectively, and ATI's newly released Radeon, which performed somewhat better than the GTX 260, was ...
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.