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Old 03-09-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Read it right here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_30228.html
Provided by nVidia themselves, fyi. As with the Conroe benchmarks provided by Intel versus a future AMD processor at IDF, these are best used as a rough guide at the moment until a third-party can validate them independently.

Benchmarks run on an FX-57 system with 1GB of ram and Windows XP SP2.

F.E.A.R, 2560x1600, soft shadows enabled
47fps - 7900 GTX 512 Quad-SLi
26fps - X1900XTX Crossfire

Chronicles of Riddick, 2560x1600, 4xAA/8xAF
82.9fps - 7900 GTX 512 Quad-SLi
53.5fps - X1900XTX Crossfire

Doom3, 2560x1600, 4xAA/8xAF
108.9fps - 7900 GTX 512 Quad-SLi
84.0fps - X1900XTX Crossfire
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

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Old 03-09-2006, 10:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

wow, crossfire doesnt loose too much in this. Quad SLI isnt that great from the benchmarks.
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Quad SLI = Waste of money and pointless. Why? No game in the world will use all that power, so most of it goes to waste. Just normal SLI is good enough.
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

SLi all together is a waste if you ask me.
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

haha! Stupid NVIDIA!!! It takes FOUR of those 7900GTX's to beat TWO X1900XTX's. Wow, just goes to show that the 7900GTX is a waste of money. It's just a 7800GTX 512MB just overclocked a little bit. Guys, don't buy a 7900GTX, save your money, buy a new ATI card probably coming out in 2 months.
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:35 PM   #7
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Haha, that is sad...
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

if there is one thing I know, bleeding edge sucks.
The geforce 8 or 9 series will probably be out by the time I care enough to get a 7800GT.
just not worth the money...
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:41 AM   #9
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

ya i think nvidia is really screwing up at the moment, ati seems to have done the right thing by adding more shaders instead of pipelines
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

ATI is beatign the snot out of NVIDIA right now. Ever since the launch of the X1900 series, they've really kicked it into overdrive. NVIDIA is showing ATI the ropes, and then ATI comes back with somethign better. Like the SLI X16 chipset. ATI counter-acts with their own X16 CrossFire chipset. NVIDIA goes 512MB video RAM, ATI counteracts with it as well. NVIDIA goes mobile, ATI goes mobile. See a pattern here folks?

I was really disappointed how the 7900GTX couldn't beat the X1900XTX overall. They didn't even bump the pixel pipelines or pixel shader processor count at all! Quad-SLI is just irrelavent. Nothing will use that much power, not to mention, it takes four of them to beat two X1900XTX's. It's a sad year for NVIDIA...
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

The 7900 GTX is dissappointing...which is why I'm getting the X1900 XT.
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

ya if i was getting a new card ide get the 1900xt no question, unless nvidia has somethin better on the way then i have say ati has completely owned them, and lets also keep in mind that the x1900xtx is a lot cheaper than the 7800gtx512mb not to mention the 7900 series
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Yeah, plus note these:

DIRECT X 10:

Theres the fact that those cards don't support Direct X 10 (I don't think), so when that arrives, which won't be too long now (When Viesta arrives), you wouldn't have used the power of them cards in your PC,

CPU BOTTLE NECKING:

Plus theres the fact that on a CPU like that, your going to get bottle necking whatever you do, so you'd get to a certain point where however much you add, your not going to increase FPS, simply because CPU's with that many video cards wouldn't cope that well.

I'm not too impressed by the FPS's though either on the quads for this reason.
I know its running higher than the highest HD res though, so I'll let them off, and those soft shadows do take up alot of power, but I do think the above makes the cards pointless right now.

You just wouldn't use all the resources, before games used a technology not possible on them cards.
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Quote:
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The 7900 GTX is dissappointing...which is why I'm getting the X1900 XT.


What are you going to do with that 6800?
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:45 AM   #15
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Default Nvidia is Good

Nvidia is fine by me. They released the better graphics cards for the more casual gamer, me! I wouldn't go so far as saying ATI has them beat or its a shitty year for them. Anyone can copy soemones ideas and say its there own and tweak it a little bit different it doesnt make them a genius. Lets not start throwing molotov cocktails at them (Nvidia) just yet.
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

At least for people bothered about graphics, who don't shove resoloutions all the way up, but loves force settings up, like me, it means cheaper cards that are still reletively new
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

I think they need to take the focus away from creating these (presently) useless systems like quad-sli and develop more efficient cards that are meant to be bought in singles. Like maybe incorporate some power consumption reduction, reduce costs, and cram more performance in one card. Why go after a market where only a very small percentage of the potential consumers can afford such a system as 4 graphics cards. IMO it's very poor marketing.
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Niceee!
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Default Re: Benchmark's of the quad sli!!!

Distortion88 I agree, and its not like the results from 4 are that spectacular. Check my post about a page back for reasons also why I don't think its a good idea to spend that much.
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haha! Stupid NVIDIA!!! It takes FOUR of those 7900GTX's to beat TWO X1900XTX's. Wow, just goes to show that the 7900GTX is a waste of money. It's just a 7800GTX 512MB just overclocked a little bit. Guys, don't buy a 7900GTX, save your money, buy a new ATI card probably coming out in 2 months.
Im willing to bet one of my 7900GTX's will beat the 1900, and its not a waste of money. Look at the prices, and its on 90.
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