The multi-GPU solutions readily reach the performance ceiling in Quake 4 in the standard resolutions with enabled 4x FSAA. The GeForce 7950 GX2 is a little slower than the Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire and GeForce 7900 GTX SLI, but this doesn’t matter much as all the dual-processor solutions are capable of delivering a comfortable 88-98fps on average. The gap between the GeForce 7950 GX2 and the single-chip flagship products from ATI and Nvidia is about 20-30%. That is, the latter are no real competitors to the new dual-chip graphics card in this test.
The GeForce 7950 GX2 doesn’t show any miracles here and takes its place between the GeForce 7900 GTX SLI and GeForce 7900 GT SLI. The new card allows using 1280x1024 resolution in Quake 4 at this level of FSAA. Well, you can even try to play in 1600x1200 on your GeForce 7950 GX2, but the speed may sink below comfortable level in action-heavy scenes which may mean lethal outcome for your character.
You are limited to 1024x768 resolution if you play this game on an Nvidia card – the speed is lower than 55fps in the other display modes. It’s quite different with the Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire which shows a superb performance in 1600x1200 with enabled 14x SuperAA.