XFX GTX260 896MB 'Black Edition'

Synthetic Benchmarks

 
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 
 
3DMark shows us that the new GTX260 can easily keep pace with its bigger brother, the GTX280. Despite losing out once the resolution is increased, the GTX260 does put in a very respectable showing. The Black Edition however, puts its older twin firmly in the shade by beating it by quite a margin. It should be pointed out that the Black Edition is using the very latest beta drivers and the other cards were using the latest drivers at the time of review. Normally the gap would not be so large but it is still very impressive nonetheless.
 
 
We saw similar results with Vantage, except this time the XFX GTX260 Black Edition was the clear winner. This is more than likely due to the recently incorporated PhysX driver, which does have a major effect on PhysX enabled games and benchmarks.
 
Let's see how the card fairs with some real world gaming...
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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

01-11-2008, 09:52:06

w3bbo
I would have liked to put the ATI 4870 1gb against the 260gtx 216 as they are both around the same price point but we didn't have any for at the time but no doubt one will arrive soon.Quote

02-11-2008, 05:10:36

Yeungster
What a cracking card, priced well too imo! Puts the 512 4870 in it's place nowQuote

02-11-2008, 10:21:42

cl0ck_ed
That is an awesome overclock, you managed to acieve on this card. lol. Anotehr review of this card at techgage only managed 700-1475-1200 compared to your 765-1585-1311. Is this definatly correct??

Also the 512mb 4870 is still this cards main competitor as the 1gb version has slower memory.

But what i want to know is how this black edition card compares against the hd4870 512/1gb when they are both overclocked??Quote
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