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.
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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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