Average Bench: 8.65% (265th of 658)

Based on 1,248 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 05E1 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 averaged 91.3% 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) 11.7fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 9.63fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 is just 2.04%. 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) 9.39fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 5.43fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,248 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.76 Lighting 11.7 13
7.58 Reflection 9.39 13.4
4.84 Parallax 5.43 6.11
9.5% 8.86 fps
Min Avg Max
6.24 MRender 9.03 10.5
9.07 Gravity 9.63 10.5
3.6 Splatting 6.14 7.33
7.67% 8.27 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: 342.01
Lighting 17.3
Reflection 18
Parallax 7.8
14% 14.4 fps
MRender 11.5
Gravity 11.8
Splatting 4.5
9% 9.27 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 16.2
Reflection 15.8
Parallax 6.7
13% 12.9 fps
MRender 11.3
Gravity 11.4
Splatting 4.5
9% 9.07 fps
BFG(19F1 0A1A) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.74
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 14.2
Parallax 6.3
10% 11.1 fps
MRender 10.6
Gravity 10.6
Splatting 3.9
8% 8.37 fps
Asus(1043 8290) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.74
Lighting 12
Reflection 13.4
Parallax 5.8
10% 10.4 fps
MRender 9.7
Gravity 9.8
Splatting 4.1
8% 7.87 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 10.8
Reflection 2.6
Parallax 5.8
9% 6.4 fps
MRender 6.4
Gravity 9.7
Splatting 3.1
7% 6.4 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.01
Lighting 6.7
Reflection 13.8
Parallax 5.8
5% 8.77 fps
MRender 9.7
Gravity 9.7
Splatting 3.9
8% 7.77 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Nvidia(10DE 0557) 46% 9% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8290) 15% 8% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2400) 10% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1280) 8% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1282) 7% 9% ± 1%
BFG(19F1 0998) 6% 8% ± 1%
Device(107D 2AE0) 2% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8293) 2% 8% ± 1%
BFG(19F1 0A1A) 1% 10% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1284) 1% 9% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1286) 1% 10% ± 2%
BFG(19F1 0972) 1% 9% ± 0%
Device(105B 0F12) 0% 8% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0A02) 0% 9% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 2400) 0% 9% ± 0%
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Gaming 10%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $542

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 Comments

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Excellent

3 months ago.

better than an rtx 2080ti lol. suck my peen


Average

4 months ago.

Runs valorant and csgo.


Poor

2 years ago.

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


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