The new GeForce GTX 260 with 216 cores or shader processors is available and reviews about this card popup around the web. The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 has the same specifications than the normal GTX 260 but differs in number of shader processors and texture units.
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Specifications:
– GPU: GT200 – Codename: G200-103-A2 – 65nm
– Shader Processors (cores): 216
– Texture Units: 72 (64 for GTX 260)
– ROPs: 28 (28 for GTX 260)
– GPU Clock: 576MHz
– Shader Clock: 1242MHz
– Memory: 896Mb GDDR3 / 448-bit / 999MHz
– DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1
TweakTown has reviewed GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX 260.
Read the complete review here: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card
If you want to get in on the GTX bandwagon but still find the 280 too expensive, the GIGABYTE 260 might be your answer.
TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer used to measure output temperature
The GTX 260 is definitely a good card in this price bracket and for people on SLI based motherboards we know that two of these cards are just going to absolutely fly along for only slightly more than a single GTX 280.
XFX’s GeForce GTX 260 640Mb reviewed at Hardware Secrets.
Read the full review HERE.
XFX GeForce GTX 260 640M XXX was up to 19% faster than the standard GeForce GTX 260, depending on the program and video configuration. You will achieve, on average, a 10% performance increase with this overclocked model from XFX, which is quite interesting, as it costs around 10% more than the standard GTX 260.
Le site Hardware.fr nous propose depuis plusieurs déjà un dossier très complet et détaillé sur les nouvelles cartes 3D de NVIDIA, les GeForce GTX 260 et 280. L’architecture des nouveaux GPUs est expliqué, la consommation analysé, le tout suivi des tests “in game”.
L’article complet de 16 pages se trouve ICI.
The Hardware.fr website has published since several days an excellent article about the architecture of the latest NVIDIA 3D cards, the GeForce GTX 260 and 280
Read the complete article HERE – (in french).
Expreview has just published a huge 25-page review about Radeon HD 4870 and 4850. Expreview compares Radeon 4870 and 4850 with other modern graphics cards such as Radeon HD 3870/3870 X2, GeForce GTX 280/260 and GeForce 9800 GTX.
Read the complete review HERE.
Radeon HD 4870
Radeon HD 4850
FurMark has been used to stress Radeon HD 4870 and 4850’s GPUs.
So, numbers can talk for itself. With the price tag $199(HD 4850) and $299 (HD 4870), RV770 is the BEST bang for the buck. Compare to GTX 260, A $299 only HD 4870 is a smarter choice. Yes, using this kind of word seems quite biased, but if you read all numbers from our review you will see my point.
Compare to GTX 260, HD 4870 is only 3/4 of its price while test items show the card have almost the same firepower!
HD 4850’s rival is 9800GTX, and we can see while their price keeps the same, HD 4850 have more than 15% leading.
NVIDIA has released today the new version of their ForceWare drivers for GeForce based graphics cards. These drivers support GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs ONLY.
– ForceWare 177.35 WinXP 32-bit
– ForceWare 177.35 WinXP 64-bit
– ForceWare 177.35 Vista 32-bit
– ForceWare 177.35 Vista 64-bit
VR-Zone has a performance chart comparing Radeon HD 3870 X2 against the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260.
Read more HERE.
Here are the rumoured specifications of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 200 series.
GeForce GTX 280: 602MHz GPU, 240 shaders, 32 ROPs, 80 texture units, 1296MHz shader processors, 1107MHz memory, 1GB memory, 512-bit memory bus, 141.7GB/s memory bandwidth, 48.2 billion/s texture fill rate, 236 W power consumption.
GeForce GTX 260: 576MHz, 191 shaders, 24 ROPs, 24 texture units, 1242MHz shader processors, 999MHz memory, 896MB memory, 448-bit memory bus, 111.9GB/s memory bandwidth, 36.9 billion/sec texture fill rate, 182 W power consumption.
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