GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card Round-up

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If you're a long-time PC gamer, the Unreal Tournament franchise should need no introduction. UT's fast paced action and over the top weapons have been popular for as long as Epic has been making the games. For these tests, we used the latest addition to the franchise, Unreal Tournament 3. The game doesn't have a built-in benchmarking tool, however, so we enlisted the help of FRAPS here. These tests were run at resolutions of 1920 x 1200 and 2560 x 1600 with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, but with the UT3's in game graphical options set to their maximum values, with color correction and motion blur enabled.

Once again, the three featured cards in this round-up fall in the order expected based on their clock speeds. What surprised us here was how all three cards outshined the GTX 285 SLI, GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4870 X2 at 1920x1200. This is possibly due to the increased CPU overhead of SLI and CrossFire transactions and the fact that the Unreal engine is relatively CPU-limited at this resolution. As you can see, though, the same can't be said for 2560x1600.

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