Author: Frank Stroupe
Testing – Futuremark
I compared the Sparkle GTX 260 Plus with my other GTX 260, the Asus ENGTX260 Matrix, which has only 896MB of memory. Since all other specs between the two cards are equal, I will credit any higher performance numbers on the Sparkle card to the extra memory. That is the real question here anyway, it is worth paying $20-$40 more dollars for the extra memory?
Not a lot of difference in 3DMark06. Keep in mind that 3DMark06 is three years old and was released about the same time as the geForce 7900 was, so though it is still a relevant test, maybe it isn’t the best one.
Now here is some difference! Just to note, the Asus card with a 20% overclock only got a score of 9088.