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Old 03-08-09, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default GTX 285 vs 8800 GTX SLI in Crysis

I have benchmarks for those who are looking for this comparison using Crysis Benchmark Tool. All results shown here are from the 3rd run in the loop to ensure all caches are warm and textures loaded for a pure framerate benchmark.

8800GTX SLI 624/1462/1057 1680x1050 4xAA
Min FPS: 28.90, Max FPS: 58.44, Average FPS: 48.16

with Vsync and Triplebuffering (d3d9_triplebuffering=1)
Min FPS: 33.36, Max FPS: 58.89, Average FPS: 48.37

GTX285 666/1512/1242 1680x1050 4xAA
Min FPS: 32.86, Max FPS: 61.13, Average FPS: 47.91

with Vsync and Triplebuffering (d3d9_triplebuffering=1)
Min FPS: 32.24, Max FPS: 59.82, Average FPS: 47.85

So now I am debating whether or not to return this 285 and hold out until the next wave. SLI gave me problems along with higher framerates. Problems such as microstuttering, texture glitching and HEAT. Ever since I started using the 285 my case became an A/C. I payed $343 for the 285, $650 and $250 for the 8800GTXs. After four generations one would think the 285 would outperform two 8800GTX by a considerable margin. I guess not.
Core2Quad Q9550 @ 3.61Ghz (425x8.5)
evga 680i SLI (T1 Version)
8GB Corsair XMS PC8500 5-5-5-12 (SPD) DDR2@850Mhz
8800 GTX SLI
Corsair 750W PSU
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