nVidia GeForce GTX 280 Review - GTX 280: Test Setup Review

As I alluded to earlier, the GTX280 launch has coincided with a massive push on nVidia’s part to promote GPGPU. However, while this may be interesting it is still far from being of great significance to anyone looking to by one of these cards. So, until the whole GPGPU spectrum evens out and we get some sort of standards coming into play we will leave analysis of GPGPU performance out of the equation. So, let’s get those games fired up instead.

”’Common System Components”’

* Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770

* Asus P5E3

* 2GB Corsair TWIN3X2048-1333C9 DDR3

* 150GB Western Digital Raptor

* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit


* GTX280: Forceware 177.34

* Other nVidia cards: Forceware 175.16

* ATI: Catalyst 8.4

”’Cards Tested”’

* nVidia GeForce GTX 280

* nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX

* nVidia GeForce 9800 GX2

* nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX

* nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512

* ATI HD 3870 X2

”’Games Tested”’

* Crysis

* Race Driver: GRID

* Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

* Call of Duty 4

* Counter-Strike: Source

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