NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: EVGA, Zotac

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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 1,920 x 1,200 and 2,560 x 1,600 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 enabled.

The extra stream processors and goosed clocks of the EVGA and Zotac GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 cards gave them enough added oomph to pull measurably ahead of the Radeon HD 4870 in a single-card configuration, in our custom Unreal Tournament 3 benchmark.

The same held true in the multi-GPU tests.  Here, the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SLI configuration was only slightly faster than the first-gen GTX 260 cards, and about 3% to 4% faster than the Radeon HD 4870 CrossFire rig.

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