XFX GTX260 896MB 'Black Edition'

Crysis & F.E.A.R

 
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.
 
 
 
Finally, the GTX280 puts its little brother in its place. Once the resolutions were increased, the GTX260 slipped back a little -  quite possibly due to its 'lack' of memory compared to the GTX280. It is however, yet another strong showing for the GTX260 Black Edition, cutting through Crysis with relative ease.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Every card has its weakness and F.E.A.R, it seems, is where the GTX260 Black Edition begins to falter. The GTX280 is the outright winner here, besting its sibling at both resolutions. Cost per frame, however, is a different matter all together.
«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next»

Most Recent Comments

01-11-2008, 08:16:30

w3bbo
More than a refresh, the GTX 260 Black Edition utilises NVidias 2nd generation Unified Architecture with 216 stream processors. There's some stiff competition around at the moment, can the new card cut the mustard?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...002143858s.jpg

Read the full review HEREQuote

01-11-2008, 08:34:06

Ham
Nice Job sir!

Looks like a fantastic card. If your unwilling to budge form the green camp then this looks like the price: performance card. Just shame ATI's offerings are still better value imo.Quote

01-11-2008, 08:41:06

Luigi
Nice one webbo, its certainly a nice looking card!

It would be an absolute steel... if ati didnt exist :SQuote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.