XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance

Call of Duty 4 & BIOSHOCK 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 gameplay. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long gameplay 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.
 
 COD4 - FPS
 
COD4 - CPF
 
As a single card setup, Call of Duty 4 preferred the Nvidia based rig but once dual cards were added, ATI's superior scalability shone through beating the GTX260 XXX by quite some margin.
 
 
 
BioShock is a recent FPS shooter by 2K games. Based on the UT3 engine, it has a large amount of advanced DirectX techniques including excellent water rendering and superb lighting and smoke techniques. 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.
 
Bioshock - FPS
 
Bioshock - CPF
 
Bioshock also seemed to favour the ATI card(s) over NVIDIA. The single card benchmarks were very close but once more, the ATI cards scaled much better than NVidia gaining more than 40fps at a lower resolution. Interestingly the XFX GTX260 XXX cards in SLI were slightly better than the Crossfire configuration once the resolution was increased.
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23-07-2008, 05:45:31

JN
"Fancy a factory overclocked GTX 260? We take a peek at two of XFX's latest XXX edition GPU's in SLI and pitch them against ATI's current flagship HD4870 cards." - by Webbo

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XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance

09-12-2008, 11:35:01

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

09-12-2008, 11:55:48

Rastalovich
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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 !

09-12-2008, 12:00:37

AndrewDrinnan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Holy thread revival !
Was it that long ago? Ooops my bad for not checking the date.
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