Oblivion with QuadSLI
Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion has to be one of the most talked-about games on the market right now and for good reason, the 3D visuals in this game are nothing short of amazing.
|Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion Screen Shots And FRAPS Testing|
|CrossFire Enabled And Gorgeous|
Below we have tested with Oblivion running FRAPS, following an identical path in the same map area for all cards. Variability was kept to a minimum wherever possible but with this style of benchmarking some level of accuracy is lost in our opinion. Regardless, we think you can still get a decent gauge on actual game-play performance.
Here again we have somewhat interesting results with Oblivion, depending on your perspective. These scores were recorded in the Sanctum level, an indoor environment that has lush lighting characteristics. We enabled HDR and kept AA off to level the playing field for all cards tested. As you can see the Asus EN7950GX2 was the fastest single card overall by about a 12% margin over the Radeon X1900 XTX and even about 10% over a CrossFire setup. However, this test showed all cards tightly coupled performance-wise and even the Quad SLI setup, which was working in AFR of SFR mode, was only marginally faster. The interesting note is that Quad SLI did show a peak frame-rate of almost 2X that of a single GeForce 7950 GX2, lending promise for Quad SLI performance to come, in future driver releases perhaps.