This first overview simply totals all benchmark results without applying any weighting. All values are measured in FPS, so this does not include readings from the synthetic 3DMark06 benchmark.
The second overview adjusts the data so that performance can be compared across multiple games and platforms (in mathematical terms, this process is called normalization), by transforming the data into percentage values. This ensures that no single benchmark can swamp the cumulative results because of higher frame rates or higher resolutions. All benchmarks count the same, as communicating results in percentage terms makes it easier to compare various test candidates to one another.
Please note: a reference value of 100% came from the smallest test value on each benchmark. Because the weakest card isn’t always slowest in every test, some values greater than 100% will occasionally appear.
- Give Up A Little Performance? Sure.
- Graphics Chips Compared Plus Test Configurations
- HIS H487QT1GP ICEQ4+ (Radeon HD 4870 1,024 MB)
- Sapphire HD4850 1G (Radeon HD 4850 1,024 MB)
- Sapphire Vapor-X HD 4870 2G (Radeon HD 4870 2,048 MB)
- Zotac GTS250 1 GB (GeForce GTS 250 1,024 MB)
- Zotac GTX 260 (GeForce GTX 260 896 MB)
- Benchmark Results: Fallout 3
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: F.E.A.R. 2
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead
- Benchmark Results: The Last Remnant
- Benchmark Results: Tom Clancy’s Endwar
- Benchmark Results: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark06 1280x1024 Default
- Overall Performance
- Power Consumption, Noise Levels, And Temperature Readings
- 3D Performance, Ranked By Resolution And AA Settings
- GeForce GTX 260: Small Price, Big Performance