Performance in Simulators
Race Driver: GRID
The overclocked card from EVGA is second only to ATI’s dual-core monster at 2560x1600. Otherwise, we’ve got the same picture as in the previous tests: the factory overclocking is not enough to compete with the GeForce GTX 280. The card has to be overclocked more to deliver the same average frame rate, but its bottom speed doesn’t grow up much then.
X³: Terran Conflict
The game obviously prefers ATI’s solutions: just take a look at the bottom speeds at resolutions higher than 1280x1024. Overclocking doesn’t help the EVGA card much. Its bottom speed grows up to 22fps only at 1680x1050, which is not enough to ensure smooth gameplay. Interestingly, the modest factory overclocking by EVGA helps the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked outperform the GeForce GTX 280 at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600.