High Res Gaming Testing, 3-way SLI with ET: Quake Wars
In our ET: Quake Wars testing, we again have the resolution dialed up in the game to 1920X1200. We also turned up all quality settings and anisotropic filtering for textures to maximum levels. Benchmarks were then run with super-crisp 8X AA and 16X AF levels.
Finally, as you'll note in the graphs below, we've setup a similar test to the Far Cry 2 benchmark on the previous page. Only here we'll see what 3-Way SLI with three full X16 links can do in an OpenGL-based game engine from Id Software.
If you look at the numbers here and compare the spread, the results scale linearly with our Far Cry 2 test results, only perhaps they're even a bit more pronounced. In fact, the Asus P6T6 WS Revolution and Gigabyte GA-EX58 Extreme are able to just edge out the MSI board, even with a 400MHz CPU clock speed deficit at 2.8GHz on the Core i7.