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
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
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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