Nvidia GTX295 Quad SLI

3D Benchmarks



3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 





 
Results Analysis

3DMark did not really show the effectiveness of the SLI setup as we were clearly CPU limited, especially at low resolutions. 3DMark Vantage showed incredible scaling but consideration has to be made to the the fact that PhysX acceleration was enabled which had a dramatic effect on the results. A massive 33k was attained with 3DMark Vantage, testament to Nvidia's PhysX processing power. Sadly, similar results could not be achieved with it's forbear, 3DMark 06.

Let's see if this transfers over to our real world gaming benchmarks.
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Most Recent Comments

03-03-2009, 04:55:36

JN
"Have the problems of linking four GPU's been ironed out? Was heat still an issue? How do they scale? Is it a worthy purchase. Find out in our Quad SLI GTX295 review..." - by webbo

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03-03-2009, 06:20:16

Brooksie
holy crap at the fps it gives

insane price though, maybe if i win the lottery lol Quote

03-03-2009, 06:24:31

VonBlade
Tis a strange set of results. Part of me, the "more power" part, loves that the Quad SLI scales at insane resolutions and allows for the AA and AF to be cranked up whilst still providing enormous frame-rates in everything on the planet.

The "I'm a pauper" part of me is surprised that as a single 295 still provides fully playable frame-rates (over 60fps) in everything so I wonder why anyone would bother paying for another one to Quad it. Even the 30" brigade have no real need to go Quad-SLI.

So I'm in absolute awe of the results, demonstrating that PC hardware has reached a peak we couldn't have possibly forseen a year ago. But I'm still aghast that anyone would even consider going Quad for anything other than bragging rights.

Phenomenal all around. And 4.2ghz on air! You hero Quote
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