The Futuremark benchmarks have been highly discussed between gamers and reviewers. For your information we post the results from 3DMark 05, 3DMark 06 and of course the newly released 3DMark Vantage that gives you a rough idea of what can you expect from the tested graphic cards.
The XFX 260GTX gets the highest score at the 3D Mark 05 software with 16565 points, overpassing even the 8800GTS 512MB SLI setup. Things are slightly different with the 3D Mark 06, where the 8800GTS 512 SLI setup marginally gets the top place, compared with the XFX 260GTX. Compared with a single 8800GTS 512MB, XFX 260GTX gets around 757 more points.
In the 3DMark Vantage we have a clearer view about the card's performance at various resolutions, starting from 1280x1024 up to 1920x1200. Here is where the XFX 260GTX really shines and offers almost double the performance of an Asus 8800GTS 512MB Top, at least for the 1280x1024 resolution. In call cases, the performance was higher than everything we have tested. This advantage should be also be reflected in the benchmarks with retail games that are coming in the next pages.