XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance

Quake 4 & GRID Results

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording. The benchmark was set to run a total of 5 times, with Quake4Bench automatically calculating an average result at the end of the run.
Quake4 - FPS 
Quake4 - CPF
Houston, we have a problem. Quake 4 turned the tables on the results. Rather than seeing ATI have the better scaling we see the GTX260 XXX take the advantage this time around. The ATI rig actually lost FPS in a dual card setup, something that should be addressed with driver updates but nonetheless the NVIDIA solution takes the Quake crown if you are looking for dual cards but in single card format, the HD 4870 shows the GTX260 XXX the door.
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that perhaps represents a challenge to any graphics system. The benchmark was run a total of 5 times using Fraps with the highest and lowest scores removed leaving  the remaining 3 runs to calculate the average fps.
Once more NVIDIA has the upper hand with regards to GRID. With no Crossfire profile available at the time of the review the ATI solution was blown out of the water in a dual card setup in comparison to the NVIDIA rig. In single card format the results were almost identical so one can only hope that ATI can solve the Crossfire problem with this game. 
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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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