PERFORMANCE AT 2560x1600 vs. GEFORCE GTX 280 in SLI
And finally, at the resolution of 2560x1600, the GeForce GTX 280 in SLI outperformed the EVGA GeForce GTX 295 by 16%. However, the achillies heel of the GeForce GTX 295 revealed itself in Crysis Warhead, where the average frame rate of the GeForce GTX 280 in SLI, which contains a larger 1GB of graphics memory, exceeded that of the EVGA GeForce GTX 295 by 65%.
At the resolution of 2560x1600, the video memory usage of Crysis Warhead reached 980MB, which exceeded the capacity (896MB) of the EVGA GeForce GTX 295. By comparison, the difference in Crysis at the Very High setting was closer at 8%, as the Crysis benchmark consumed 775MB of graphics memory, which the 295 could accomidate.