Benchmark Results: Sum Of All Games
With the frame rates added together, we get a “big picture” number to compare the various cards, though a comparison like this one is going to shift its weight most heavily to high-frame rate games like Left 4 Dead and de-emphasize titles like Crysis.
It’s amazing how well-matched the Radeon HD 4870 1 GB and GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 really are. No wonder they’re selling at such similar prices. Step up a model in each company’s portfolio, though, and the GeForce GTX 275 establishes a lead, coming quite close to the GeForce GTX 285, in fact.
Add anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering. Things remain very close. The Radeon HD 4890 actually appears to surpass Nvidia’s card at 2560x1600, but that’s a result of the GeForce being unable to complete its Crysis benchmark with the visual details cranked up.