GeForce 930MX vs GeForce GTX 260

GeForce 930MX
Memory: 2048Mb DDR3 MOBILE
Release date: 1 Mar 2016
GeForce 930MX
GeForce GTX 260
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 16 Jun 2008
GeForce GTX 260


Reasons to consider GeForce 930MX

165 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 260 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 260

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

GeForce 930MX

HWBench recommends GeForce 930MX

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

GeForce 930MX GeForce GTX 260
GPU Name GM108 (N16S-GMR) vs GT200 (G200-100-A2)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 65 nm
Die Size 0 mm² vs 576 mm²
Transistors unknown vs 1,400 million
Shaders 384 vs 192
Compute Units 3 vs 8
Core clock 952 MHz vs 576 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 28
TMUs 24 vs 64

Memory Configuration

GeForce 930MX GeForce GTX 260
Memory Type DDR3 vs GDDR3
Bus Width 64 bit vs 448 bit
Memory Speed 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs 999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 896 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 930MX GeForce GTX 260
TDP 17 watts vs 182 watts
Release Date 1 Mar 2016 vs 16 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 930MX
    15.23 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 260
    16.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 930MX
    22.85 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 260
    36.90 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 930MX
    14.40 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 260
    112.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 930MX
    731.10 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 260
    476.90 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better