The GeForce GTX 295 SLI tandem cannot deliver a playable frame rate at 2560x1600 and is 1 to 9% slower than the 3-way GeForce GTX 285 configuration. The Quad SLI platform shows good scalability, though: it is 51% faster than the single card in terms of average speed.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
We disabled the integrated frame rate limiter in the game console for the sake of comparing the cards. The game’s built-in benchmarking options do not provide information about the bottom speed, so there is no such info in the diagrams.
The top-end graphics solutions are overkill for this game due to its integrated frame rate limiter. However, we can see that if the limitation is disabled, the GeForce GTX 295 SLI tandem is slower than the GeForce GTX 285 3-way SLI by 1.5% to 10% depending on the display resolution. Thus, the Quad SLI subsystem still doesn’t look victorious.