Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Just Cause 2
This game’s integrated benchmark does not report the bottom frame rate.
The GeForce GTX 460 SLI tandem behaves oddly at 1920x1080, falling behind the single GeForce GTX 480. It produces a good average frame rate at 2560x1600 but its bottom speed is too low. The Radeon HD 5970 is actually the only solution here to deliver a playable frame rate.
Resident Evil 5
The Resident Evil 5 results aren’t convincing, either. The GeForce GTX 460 SLI is ahead of the GeForce GTX 470 SLI at two out of the three resolutions but could only match the Radeon HD 5970 at 2560x1600. At the two lower resolutions the dual-GF104 solution was only competitive to the single-processor Radeon HD 5870.
Performance in RPGs
Mass Effect 2
We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.
Fans of this game will like the results of the test: the pair of GeForce GTX 460s is only matched by the more expensive pair of GeForce GTX 470s. That’s an achievement considering that the tested solution makes the game playable even at 2560x1600.