XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance

Crysis & F.E.A.R Results

Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
 Crysis - FPS
Crysis - CPF 
Crysis was very even across the board with the Nvidia solution just bettering the ATI setup in all tests. If Crysis is your poison then the GTX260 XXX would appear to be the better choice.
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects. All results were recorded using F.R.A.P.S, with a total of 5 identical runs through the same area of the game. The highest and lowest results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
It is clear from the FEAR results that the Jupiter engine prefers ATI over NVidia. Once more though we see that the ATI cards scale better yet suffer more when high resolutions are used. One can only assume the situation gets worse the more filters are added and the higher the resolution gets.
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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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