Quadtet: Nvidia GeForce 7900 Quad SLI Performance Unveiled. Page 11
[04/30/2006 02:24 AM | Graphics]
by Anton Shilov , Alexey Stepin
When announcing the quad SLI technology at CES 2006, Nvidia Corp. stated that there are some gamers who desire to have extreme performance, quality and exclusivity, but did not begin shipping such products immediately. At CeBIT 2006 the company stated that the systems featuring four GPUs were shipping, even though not all system makers can supply such computers even now. Two announcements and several systems shipped to end-users later, X-bit labs is publishing the performance preview of the technology that made such a loud hype to reveal all the truth about it. Check out how a GeForce 7900 quad SLI performs against rivals in over 10 games.
Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
Call of Duty
The first game in our test session – Battlefield 2 – refused to launch on the new platform for some reason, hence, we loaded the Call of Duty 2 only to find out that the game freezes after changing resolutions in menus. Unfortunately, we could only test the GeForce 7900 quad SLI platform in 1600x1200 and 1920x1200 resolutions. In the former, the four-GPU complex from Nvidia suffers a defeat, but in the latter it is much faster than the Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire.
What we see is that in 1280x1024, where we did not manage to test the GeForce 7900 quad SLI, the Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire leaves behind the dual GeForce 7900 GTX configuration. The tandem of the Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire is considerably faster compared to the GeForce 7900 quad SLI in 1600x1200, nevertheless, its lead over the GeForce 7900 GTX SLI is not really solid. In 1920x1200 quad SLI manages to declare victory, however, its performance is not truly firm.
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