ASUS ENGTX260 TOP 896MB (NVIDIA GTX260)
Quake 4 & Unreal Tournament III
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.
Very close results between the two GTX200 series cards yet again, with the GTX260 falling only 3FPS behind at 1900x1200 and 1280x1024 resolutions. This results in the GTX260 coming in as the 2nd best card on the CPF scale for performance vs cost, with the HD4850 predictably taking the gold.
Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
With both Unreal Tournament II and BIOSHOCK using the same UE3 engine, it's no surprise to see each of the cards used in this test managing to stay above 100FPS even at high resolutions. Looking first at the 1280x1024 results, we can see very little difference between the GTX260 and GTX280 - less than 5FPS in fact. The gap only widens once the resolution is bumped up to 1900x1200, with a 12FPS advantage being seen for the GTX280.
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