XFX GTX260 Black Edition Reviewccokeman - November 4, 2008
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Just added to the OverclockersClub suite of benchmarks is the newest from Futuremark, 3DMark Vantage. Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024x768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920x1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- All default settings in each preset level
- Entry 1024x768
- Performance 1280x1024
- High 1680x1050
- Extreme 1920x1200
The best ATI has to offer is the HD4870x2 and it shows why. It outperforms all of the single GPU cards as it should. When the Extreme preset is run, it's all about the graphics card and the performance falls to where the cards fall on the performance scale 4870x2, GTX280, GTX260/216, 4870 1GB, GTX260 with the balance of the cards in tow.