XFX GTX260 896MB 'Black Edition'

Quake4 & Unreal Tournament III

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording. The benchmark was set to run a total of 5 times, with Quake4Bench automatically calculating an average result at the end of the run.

A mixed bag was to be had in Quake 4, with the GTX260 once again showing strength at the lower resolution, but once more losing out when the resolution was increased. It appears from these results that there is a slight advantage in owning a GTX280 if higher resolutions are desired. Once again we see the ATI HD4850 being the budget choice while the GTX280 is looking mighty expensive for what you get.
Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
As expected, the new 180.43 drivers incorporating the PhysX driver had a dramatic effect on the Unreal Tournament III results, which is one of the few PhysX games available to the mass market. Clearly dominating the pack, it is obvious that the GTX260 Black Edition is a card to be reckoned with and, coupled with new driver releases from Nvidia, the 2nd Generation Unified Architecture cards are rapidly recovering lost ground to ATI.
Let's head over to the conclusion...
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Most Recent Comments

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

01-11-2008, 09:52:06

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

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

02-11-2008, 10:21:42

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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