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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Most Recent Comments

01-11-2008, 08:16:30

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?


Read the full review HEREQuote

01-11-2008, 08:34:06

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

Nice one webbo, its certainly a nice looking card!

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

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