Maingear Ephex 3-Way SLI Performance Gaming System

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Crysis High End Gaming Performance


We also spent some time testing the graphically intense game Crysis on the Maingear Ephex system, at a variety of resolutions and with varying levels of anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.

Performance Comparisons with Crysis



If you're at all into enthusiast computing, the highly anticipated single player demo of the hot, new, upcoming FPS smash-hit Crysis, should require no introduction. Crytek's game engine visuals are easily the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen on the computer screen to date.  The engine employs some of the latest techniques in 3D rendering like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur and Depth-of-Field effects, as well as some of the most impressive use of Shader technology we've seen yet.  In short, for those of you that want to skip the technical jib-jab, Crysis is HOT.  We ran the SP demo with all of the game's visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.


At more mainstream wide-screen resolutions of 1680x1050 and 1920x1200, we see the Maingear Ephex put up some respectable scores in Crysis.  Please take note, that in the graphs above, the lower resolution was tested with the game set to its highest image quality settings, which is why performance at 1680 is below that of 1920.



With Crysis' image quality settings set at an even more demanding 1680x1050 with 4X anti-aliasing, we also checked performance scaling from using one, two, or three GeForce cards.  As you can see,  performance is significantly increased with the SLI configurations, with the 3-Way SLI setup clearly on top.

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