Average Bench: 9.07% (237th of 593)

Based on 729 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 05E1 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 averaged 90.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 35.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 28.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 is just 2.59%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 23.2fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 15.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 729 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.9 Lighting 35.6 39.8
19.9 Reflection 23.2 26.1
14.5 Parallax 17.2 19.4
8.93% 25.3 fps
Min Avg Max
13.4 MRender 18.9 21.7
26.6 Gravity 28.7 31.5
11.7 Splatting 15.1 17.3
9.23% 20.9 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 1286) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 37.7
Reflection 26
Parallax 19.4
10% 27.7 fps
MRender 19.8
Gravity 32.5
Splatting 16.9
10% 23.1 fps
EVGA(3842 1282) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.15.11.8593
Lighting 35.7
Reflection 23.1
Parallax 17.1
9% 25.3 fps
MRender 19
Gravity 28.4
Splatting 15.4
9% 20.9 fps
EVGA(3842 1280) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 34.8
Reflection 22.7
Parallax 17.3
9% 24.9 fps
MRender 19.1
Gravity 28.2
Splatting 15.3
9% 20.9 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 32.9
Reflection 21
Parallax 17.2
8% 23.7 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 27.6
Splatting 14.9
9% 20.3 fps
Device(105B 0F12) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 32.1
Reflection 19.9
Parallax 15.4
8% 22.5 fps
MRender 18.2
Gravity 27.7
Splatting 14.8
9% 20.2 fps
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Based on statistics from 729 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 39% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1280) 12% 9% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2400) 12% 9% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8290) 10% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1282) 7% 9% ± 1%
BFG(19F1 0998) 6% 9% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8293) 3% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1284) 2% 10% ± 0%
Device(107D 2AE0) 2% 9% ± 2%
BFG(19F1 0A1A) 1% 10% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0A02) 1% 10% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1286) 1% 11% ± 2%
BFG(19F1 0972) 1% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8292) 0% 10% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 2% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0558) 0% 9% ± 0%
MSI(1462 0557) 0% 10% ± 0%
Device(105B 0F12) 0% 9% ± 0%
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus P5Q DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $276

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