NVIDIA 9800 GX2 Quad SLI Review

Test Machine

The test machine I am using has the following specs:

OS- Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit

PSU- Top Power 1100W

RAM- 2GB Aeneon DDR3-16000

CPU- Intel QX9770

Display- 30-inch Dell

3DMark06

The first test up for quad SLI is 3Dmark06. As you will see a pair of 9800 GX2’s doesn’t really do anything for performance in this synthetic benchmark.

The pair of 9800 GX2 cards in quad SLI scored as follows in 3DMark06:

Total 3DMarks- 12877

SM2.0- 5257

HDR/SM3.0- 5229

CPU- 4706

To compare the PNY 9800 GX2 I reviewed this week scored 16583 3DMarks and the XFX 9800 GX2 I reviewed last week scored 16227 (on a different test machine).

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