NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2 & Forceware Rel. 90

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1920x1200 - 3DMark06 and Splinter Cell


We continued our testing of the new GeForce 7950 GX2 with some high resolution, widescreen benchmarks using Dell's gorgeous 2405FPW 24" LCD.  We re-ran a handful of tests at a resolution of 1920x1200 too see how each card fared when pressed in a more taxing situation than our traditional set of benchmarks.

GeForce 7950 GX2 Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06 v1.0.2
Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

3DMark06 told us basically the same story as it did earlier.  The GeForce 7950 GX2 when clocked at both NVIDIA's reference specifications or in XFX's pre-overclocked state simply manhandles the GeForce 7900 GTX and Radeon X1900 XTX.  The GeForce 7900 GTX and Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire rigs were the best performers overall though, outscoring the GX2 by about 600 to 1400 points.

Performance Comparisons with Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory v1.05
Details: http://www.splintercell3.com/us/

All of the card we tested were capable of producing playable framerates in the Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory benchmark, but there is no doubt that a dual-GPU configuration offers much better performance at ultra-high resolutions.  The GeForce 7950 GX2 couldn't catch the SLI or CrossFire rigs, but it easily outpaced the 7900 GTX and Radeon X1900 XTX, regardless of its clock speed configuration.  The higher-clocked XFX GeForce 7950 GX2 was over 30 frames per second faster than the X1900 XTX here. Imagine what two of them running in a QuadSLI configuration can do.

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