Average Bench: 7.74% (251st of 625)

Based on 977 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 05E1 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 averaged 92.2% 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) 35.4fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 28.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 is just 1.52%. 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) 23.4fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 17.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 977 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.1 Lighting 35.4 39.1
21 Reflection 23.4 26.2
15.5 Parallax 17.2 19
8.3% 25.3 fps
Min Avg Max
15.4 MRender 19 21.5
27 Gravity 28.7 31.2
13.5 Splatting 15.3 17.2
7% 21 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 36.1
Reflection 23.6
Parallax 17.4
8% 25.7 fps
MRender 18.9
Gravity 29.1
Splatting 15.3
7% 21.1 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.44
Lighting 34.5
Reflection 24.5
Parallax 17.2
8% 25.4 fps
MRender 20.5
Gravity 29.2
Splatting 16.8
7% 22.2 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.92
Lighting 34.5
Reflection 23.9
Parallax 17
8% 25.1 fps
MRender 20.7
Gravity 28.3
Splatting 16.8
7% 21.9 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 280.26
Lighting 33.3
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 16
8% 23.8 fps
MRender 19.5
Gravity 28.1
Splatting 15.2
7% 20.9 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 31.1
Reflection 20.8
Parallax 16.6
7% 22.8 fps
MRender 12.6
Gravity 28.2
Splatting 12.5
6% 17.8 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 22.8
Parallax 16.6
1% 13.2 fps
MRender 19.4
Gravity 28.1
Splatting 15.1
7% 20.9 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,548,579 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 977 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 46% 8% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2400) 12% 8% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8290) 10% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1280) 10% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1282) 7% 8% ± 1%
BFG(19F1 0998) 6% 8% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8293) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1284) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0A02) 1% 9% ± 1%
Device(107D 2AE0) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0A1A) 1% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0972) 1% 8% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1286) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8292) 1% 9% ± 0%
Device(105B 0F12) 1% 8% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 8292) 0% 8% ± 0%
Device(1048 0F45) 0% 7% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0558) 0% 8% ± 0%
MSI(1462 0557) 0% 8% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
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Motherboard: Asus P5Q

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $104

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Poor

5 months ago.

better than an rtx 2080ti lol. suck my peen


Average

2 years ago.

Was quickly overshadowed by the 275.


Poor

14 months ago.

way overpriced, bulky and typically, the cards are sold in the original 2008 design


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