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Submitted by BIoodmask 2578d ago | article

Quad SLI vs. 3-Way SLI

Sometimes, less is more. Sadly, that may be the case for Quad SLI.

Nvidia launched its highly anticipated GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU model back in March, and many had high hopes for the technology. Designed to compete with ATI's Radeon HD3870 X2, which put ATI's CrossFire scheme on a single graphics card, Nvidia new product essentially combined two 8800 GTS GPUs on a single card. Therefore, two 9800 GX2 cards would give a system the long awaited and almost mythical power of Quad SLI – but for real this time.

That day has arrived, but the results are once again not what many had expected, including Tom's Hardware. They recently received another monster gaming rig from Falcon Northwest – a Mach V Quad SLI system, to be exact, that came with two Nvidia 9800 GX2 cards. Needless to say, Tom's Hardware were eager to see how a Quad SLI system performed compared to a 3-way SLI scheme, which has produced somewhat mixed results since its debut. (PC, Tech)

Fishy Fingers  +   2578d ago
No Crysis benchmarks? Apart from 3dmarks that's the sucker everyone wants to know.
lsujester  +   2578d ago
True. Kind of interesting why they didn't test Crysis, as it's prolly the only reason I'd ever buy such a expensive setup.

Wonder if beta drivers or something were giving Crysis fits? Would make sense.
SaiyanFury  +   2578d ago
Man this is getting nuts. Now it's quad-SLI? I run 2 7950GTs (soon to be upgraded) in SLI and it doesn't me well for the most part. I guess there's always some foaming at the mouth upgrade junkie that just has to have it. :P
ropelli90  +   2578d ago
i've seen something like this before... but once again...
lol at the picture... i thought we were heading for smaller computers and stuff... i guess not...
poopface1  +   2578d ago
wow its getting more and more expensive to get te "best" PC
Is that even close to neccesary? Is crysis really that important.
funkeystu  +   2577d ago
not at all - a much cheaper pc will do the job just fine and make crysis look heaps prettier than any other game out there. These set-ups are really just for the enthusiasts; kind of like expensive cars - they'll go faster but you'll pay for it.
reccodog  +   2577d ago
Vista???
Vista could be the problem too. The OS could be taking to much memory there for not reaching ultimate FPS. I could be wrong too. They did say that the 9800 with quad sli had more memory.

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