The results on the Research map can be commented in the same way as the results on the Pier level, although the performance is generally higher here.
The implementation of HDR in the current version of Far Cry works best on the GeForce 7 architecture, yet it is the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire tandem that wins the race of the top-end multi-GPU platforms. The quad-SLI system isn’t any better than the single GeForce 7950 GX2.
The GeForce 7950 quad-SLI seems to wake up on the Research map. Beginning with 1600x1200 resolution, it delivers a considerable performance gain, from 10% to 20%, over the single card. This helps it compete with the Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire in this test.