Hybrid SLI Testing: GeForce Boost
Next, we moved on to some Hybrid SLI testing with 3DMark06 and Crysis. As we've mentioned, when coupled with a GeForce 8500 GT or 8400 GS, the GeForce 9300 can utilize NVIDIA's GeForce Boost technology, for increased 3D performance. We tested the GeForce 9300 GT with 3DMark06 and Crysis using the built-in IGP, with a GeForce 8500 GT, and with the IGP and 8500 GT working in tandem in GeForce Boost mode.
As you can see, when using Hybrid SLI with the GeForce 9300 / 8500 GT combination working in tandem in GeForce Boost mode, the platform offers significantly better 3D performance. We saw increases of 69% and 87% in Crysis and 3DMark06, respectively, when running in GeForce Boost mode.