Asus ENGTX275 896MB PCIe Graphics Card

Unreal Tournament 3, GRID, Call of Duty IV

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.

Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that presents a challenge to any graphics system. Results were recorded using FRAPS to log the average FPS over a 2 minute race. To ensure consistency, the same track, car and general path of travel was used in each of the 5 benchmark runs for each graphics card, with an average FPS being calculated from the median three results.

Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast game play. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long game play demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.

Results Analysis
The GTX275 gave predictable results throughout all three of the game tests on this page. Unreal Tournament III and Call of Duty IV saw the card nestle itself in between the GTX285 and ATI 4890's while GRID, still an ATI favourite, showed the ATI 4890 to be the superior card.
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Most Recent Comments

15-07-2009, 11:02:31

"The GTX285 is an expensive card and the GTX260 is being left behind in the performance stakes. Do Asus have an answer to this quandry with the ENGTX275?" - by W3bbo

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15-07-2009, 11:10:12

Funny what was said about the temps, but that was the first thing I thought about when I saw the pic.

Good review Webbo Quote

15-07-2009, 12:08:27

I never understand why ATI cards have reasonably varied thermal solutions, but NVIDIA suppliers stick stubbornly to the rather average stock one.

I'd be very interested to know if the twin-fan Gainward provides more usable temperatures.

I'd also love to see a SLI 275 report. Rumour has it that a good clocked 275 can equal a 285, so 285 SLI performance for £300 would be exemplary.

Great review as always W3bbo.Quote

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