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Nvidia SLI benchmarks from World Cyber Games

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October 10, 2004 10:01:09 AM

An article at Gamespot about an Nvidia demonstration at the world cyber games.

QUOTE- "The Opteron 250 GeForce 6800 GT SLI system scored an impressive 8,081 points in the recently released 3DMark05 benchmark. In comparison, a single GeForce 6800 GT scored 4,452 points on a slower 2.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor in a recent GameSpot 3DMark05 test."

link is:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/10/08/news_6110146.ht...

I forgot to mention, Nvidia are saying the scores will get significantly higher when they optimise the drivers.

Geoff.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Geoff on 10/10/04 06:45 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
October 10, 2004 10:42:15 AM

thats some compeitition going in there. more than 60 countries participating. more than $100000 being given away. wheres the THG team :frown: ?

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October 10, 2004 2:31:00 PM

I can only imagine what kind of score 2 overclocked ultra would yield.... 12000 anyone?

Hold that.....that was on a amd system....YAY pci-x , sli and blah blah blah coming soon!

Click <font color=blue><A HREF="http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/you.html" target="_new">HERE</A></font color=blue> if you real<b>l</b>y are an <font color=red>idiot</font color=red>.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by coylter on 10/10/04 10:32 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
October 10, 2004 5:11:40 PM

Geoff,

It is odd they compared the scores from an Opteron 250 to a P4 2.8. Why not take one card out of the SLI and compare? Apples-to-Oranges on nVidias part.

As for nVidia saying, "the scores will get significantly higher" the problem is 4,452 x 2 = 8,904. That is less than 900 points higher in 3DMark05. 900 points is nothing to laugh at, but I would not call 10% significantly higher, although it is hard to compare when you are looking at two very different systems.

Anyhow, if they can get close to 8k with 2 cards compared to 1 card,m on the same system, in the 4.5k range I will be impressed. I still like the idea of high performing cards with new features (WGF, turbo cache/hyper memory, DX10, and so on), almost doubling scores is NICE.
October 10, 2004 6:45:47 PM

Quote:
Geoff,

It is odd they compared the scores from an Opteron 250 to a P4 2.8. Why not take one card out of the SLI and compare? Apples-to-Oranges on nVidias part.

As for nVidia saying, "the scores will get significantly higher" the problem is 4,452 x 2 = 8,904. That is less than 900 points higher in 3DMark05. 900 points is nothing to laugh at, but I would not call 10% significantly higher, although it is hard to compare when you are looking at two very different systems.

Anyhow, if they can get close to 8k with 2 cards compared to 1 card,m on the same system, in the 4.5k range I will be impressed. I still like the idea of high performing cards with new features (WGF, turbo cache/hyper memory, DX10, and so on), almost doubling scores is NICE.

Seriously i have read your post 3 time and still cant find any sense in it.

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October 10, 2004 6:49:36 PM

ROFL you read my mind

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October 10, 2004 7:34:15 PM

imagine the power they will consume ? Considering Nvidia single cards require much more power than ATI, 2 cards in SLI thats to OCed (maybe even BFG oced) will raise the electricity bill.
I really want to see macci dudes, using opterons...
BTW its pcie and not pci-x, u totally killed the standard.

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October 11, 2004 5:20:42 AM

Ironically I got most of it, but also felt lost a few times in his post.

The way I see it:

The comparison wasn't too fair anyways. An Opteron 2.4GHZ is far more powerful than a P4 2.8GHZ. It's an equivalent to a 3800+ almost. That's about 30% more performance. While 3DMark05 does not require a lot of CPU power, it still will affect scores.
So the score isn't the most impressive IMO. But still, on average, that's at least a 75% increase in performance. If this applied to all games or average over 50% performance, we may be onto something potentially good here. But it definitely needs to be consistent and fine tuned.

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October 11, 2004 6:01:20 AM

For me, I want to see at least a 70% leap over one card in a game like DOOM3. If it’s less than that, I will counsel myself as to whether its worth the extra expense of two cards and whatever other supporting hardware. I guess 50% is still a sizable increase, but I don’t think I can get past the double cost for a 50% performance increase.

If I can get over 85% I will be very happy.

Geoff.
October 11, 2004 3:09:08 PM

heya Geoff;

NVidia has claimed that SLI can yield up to an 80% increase, we shall see, we can HOPE anyway.
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