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Value In SLI? GTX 260 Core 216 Vs. GTX 280

Benchmark Results: Real-Time Strategy

RTS games don’t require high frame rates to be playable, but enhanced visuals do make watching the action unfold easier.

Supreme Commander is easily playable at resolutions up to 1920x1200 using either graphics solution, but the GTX 280 pair does edge out the GTX 260 trio.

Higher frame rates in World In Conflict could boost the egos of GTX 280 owners, but both solutions play the game perfectly smoothly at all resolutions.

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.