XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance

 
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.
 
F.E.A.R - FPS
 
F.E.A.R - CPF
 
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.