GeForce 7950 GX2: Problems Revealed
Outside quad SLI, i.e. a single GeForce 7950 GX2, is actually none other but a common SLI tandem using one PCI Express slot instead of two, as usual. As a result, the testing went on smoothly, almost without any difficulties since Nvidia SLI technology has long been mature. The new Nvidia ForceWare version that belongs to the 90 series supports more than 240 applications in SLI mode. So no wonder that the new Nvidia solution proved almost 100% stable all the time.
Nevertheless, we still revealed a few small issues. In particular, we encountered some problems with lightning in X3: Reunion and F.E.A.R. games, although we couldn’t notice it immediately. Also, when we installed GeForce 7950 GX2 into the system, it was recognized as follows:
Although it doesn’t affect the functionality of our GeForce 7950 GX2 and most probably indicates an error in the .inf-file of the ForceWare driver.
So, GeForce 7950 GX2 is a pretty solid product free from “immaturity issues”, which are typical of new technologies. However you shouldn’t forget that this solution may be incompatible (and it is officially so) with a lot of contemporary mainboards. The new Nvidia graphics card is quite ready for a mainstream user. But before we draw any conclusions, let’s take a closer look at its performance in different applications.