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XFX GeForce GTX 260 XXX Edition (Page 4)

By Shawn Baker from Jun 23, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: XFX

Test System Setup

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)

Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1

Drivers: Forceware 175.16 (9 Series) 177.34 (GTX 280)

While looking at how the GTX 260 XXX goes against the GTX 280 XXX, we will see how it also compares against the 9800 GTX and 9800 GX2 to see if the price drop affects performance much.

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We can see a small dip in performance when compared to the GTX 280; performance sits at a similar level to the 9800 GTX at the lower resolution. As we go higher up, though, it does pull ahead. The 9800 GX2 remains ahead at all resolutions.

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