XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance

3DMark Results

3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
ATI have always been strong in Futuremark Benchmarks and it therefore comes as no surprise that once again ATI have the upper hand comprehensively beating the GTX260 XXX at both resolutions. The ATI cards thus far also benefit from better scaling when paired up into a dual card configuration.
A similar story was to be had with 3DMark06 but the GTX260 XXX was slightly ahead when used as a single card at both resolutions.
3DMark Vantage
3DMark Vantage is where NVIDIA take the advantage. I should point out that the difference would no doubt be larger had I made use of the Physix driver for NVidia but as ATI currently have their own Physix driver in the making I thought it best to compare the cards like-for-like on a level playing field. Despite the lack of the Physix advantage, the XFX card still took a healthy overall lead in both single and SLI configuration at both resolutions tested.
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Most Recent Comments

09-12-2008, 16:35:01

I just dont understand why the XFX GTX260 XXX is £20 more than the XFX GTX260 Black Edition even thought the Black has higher clocks. Hmmm... WeirdQuote

09-12-2008, 16:55:48

Originally Posted by name='AndrewDrinnan'
I just dont understand why the XFX GTX260 XXX is £20 more than the XFX GTX260 Black Edition even thought the Black has higher clocks. Hmmm... Weird
Well this was taken over 4 months ago, so things may well have changed a bit.

It is interesting to me that with more-or-less the same setup with the 2 mid range 260 cards switched out for the 280, the stock 280 3dmarks make the decision of 1 card vS 2 a very simple one.

Also shoddy to reflect that XFX use exactly the same packaging on the 280 as with the 260, even down to forgeting a 8pin pcie adapter.

Holy thread revival !Quote

09-12-2008, 17:00:37

Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Holy thread revival !
Was it that long ago? Ooops my bad for not checking the date.Quote

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