XFX 9800GX2 Quad SLI
Call of Duty 4 & Oblivion
Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast gameplay. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10 minute long gameplay demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
Very similar results were had with Infinity Ward's first person shooter. While the 3870x2 was smooth to play the Quad SLI rig showed its superiority at both resolutions and once more AA/AF was a factor in the 3870x2's demise....I think we are starting to see a pattern here.
from Bethseda is now an 'old' game by today's standards, but is still one of the most visually taxing games out there. The benchmark was run in the wilderness with all settings set to the maximum possible. Bloom was used in preference to HDR. The test was run five times with the average FPS then being deduced.
A much older game showed a closer set of results for all the setups concerned. Despite this, the 9800GX2 is the clear winner here once more.
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