ECS KN1 SLI Extreme: SLI on a Budget
Kribibench v1.1 & Cinebench 2003
Next up, we ran the Kribibench rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development. Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frame rate is reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: an "Exploded Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and then its enormous "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polygons.
Once again, we see a tight performance delta between the two test beds. In the Sponge Explode test, the ECS KN1 SLI held a mere three second lead while the Ultra test had the two boards tied.
With Cinebench, we could only run the single-thread mode as the Athlon 64 is a purely single core CPU without any type of HyperThreading feature as found with Intel's Pentium line.
Once again, the results speak for themselves, both boards were essentially tied in the single-threaded Cinebench 2003 test.