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SLI Performance: Doom 3 & 3DMark05

Doom 3 SLI Performance
The more the merrier

Being a SLI capable board, we're obviously interested in how the board will handle two video cards. We used a slightly different setup for this test. The Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS is being tested against MSI's K8N Neo4 SLI, using a pair GeForce 6600s. We've upgraded the CPU to a Athlon 64 4000+ and added an extra 512MB of ram for a total of 1GB. Being an SLI test, we've also upped the resolution to 1600x1200 and enabled 4xAA and 16xAF. Now, let's see what kind of numbers these two boards can put up...

The extremely high image quality settings we used creates some nice eye candy in the Doom 3 engine. With a single card, the Foxconn's board gives us an average of 27.2 FPS. Using two cards though, we get a more playable 49.7 FPS. The performance is almost identical with the K8N Neo 4 getting 27.2 FPS with a single card, and 49.8 FPS with two.

3DMark2005 SLI Performance
The power of 2

 

When benchmarking with 3DMark2005, the performance difference is a little more pronounced, but still small. Like we said earlier, differences can become more apparent when judging by thousands of points, rather than a few dozen FPS. Using just one GeForce 6600 GT, the Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS delivers 3518 points, and a respectable 6394 in SLI mode. The MSI board comes in a little ahead with 3589 points for a single card, and 6421 with two cards.

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