NVIDIA's 1.4 Billion Transistor GPU: GT200 Arrives as the GeForce GTX 280 & 260by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on June 16, 2008 9:00 AM EST
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Crysis is finally getting to be a little more playable here, but what shouldn't be too surprising is that the GeForce GTX 280 actually loses to the GeForce 9800 GX2 here. Remember that the GX2 has more processing power thanks to its dual GPUs and although it has less usable memory bandwidth, the overall performance here is more processing bound and thus the GX2 pulls ahead. Keep in mind that the GX2 is at least $150 cheaper than the GTX 280 and you'll quickly realize that as impressive of an architecture as the GT200 is, the price point just doesn't seem to be right.
The GeForce GTX 260 does very well in Crysis, slightly outperforming the Radeon HD 3870 X2. At $400, this is a much closer race and one that's a lot harder to call, so let's move on.