Maingear Ephex 3-Way SLI Performance Gaming System

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Company of Heros High End Gaming Performance

 

In the next few test runs, we decided to include some reference numbers from various competitive GPUs, to give you a sense of how the Maingear Ephex system performed, whether it was configured with 3-Way SLI, standard SLI or single GPU configurations.

Performance Comparisons with Company of Heroes

Details: www.companyofheroesgame.com



Company of Heroes

Relic Entertainment's World War II era real-time strategy game Company of Heroes was originally released as a DirectX 9 title for Windows.  But recent upates to the game have incorporated support for new DirectX 10 features that improve image quality and enhance the game's finer graphical details.  The game features a built-in performance test which which we used to attain the results below. Our Company of Heroes tests were run at resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024, 1,600 x 1,200 and 1920 x 1200 with 4X anti-aliasing and all of the game's image-quality related options set to their maximum values.

 


 
Maingear Ephex performance noted in GeForce 8800 Ultra configurations


Here we see fairly significant gains for the Ephex, with its 3-Way SLI setup, but at more modest resolutions the breakout isn't as dramatic.  Let's look at things at a 2560X1600 HD gaming resolution and also compare things from a single card on up to 3-Way performance.


 

In this test, we've given you benchmarks only from the Maingear Ephex system but with 1 to 3 GeForce 8800 Ultra cards installed to show you how things scale from a GPU standpoint.  At these insanely high resolutions that are only available on 30" LCDs, 3-Way SLI really begins to show its value proposition.  3-Way SLI is about 40% faster than standard SLI and 150+% faster than a single card in this test and the Maingear Ephex has the horsepower to back up three GeForce 8800 Ultras slicing at the graphics workload in unison.


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