Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
3-way SLI is once again the choice in World in Conflict, but the tiny performance advantage over the cheaper 2-unit GTX 295 Quad SLI configuration should push even the wealthiest performance freaks towards the better value. Speaking of value, the single GTX 280 is fast enough, if barely.
Cranking the settings up a little higher puts the single GTX 280 out of the running at 2560x1600, but a single Radeon HD 4870 X2 will do the job. Three-way GTX 280 graphics again edge out two-unit GTX 295 Quad SLI in average performance, but the tie at our highest resolution favors the less expensive solution.
I would have liked to have seen some temperatures in there somewhere as well. With top end cards becoming hotter and hotter (at least with ATI) I wonder if cheaper cases are able to cope with the temperatures these components generate.
BTW any chance of doing some sextuple SLI GTX295 on the old Intel Skulltrail?
Not a chance: The GTX 295 only has one SLI bridge connector. NVIDIA designs its products intentionally to only support a maximum of four graphics cores, and in doing so eliminates the need to make its drivers support more.
ie. a big 3x3x9" box resting on the expansion slots, dumping warm air outside.
thrown." --> "throne"? or am I just misunderstanding the sentence?
Congrats on quad-sli, though, for anything that doesnt already get 100+ fps with a single GX2, you're welcome to throw in a second and get at most a 10-20% increase, unless of course you want to get an increase to a game that doesnt already have 100 FPS (crysis), in which case you're screwed - dont even bother with it.
And I'm a little disappointed with the scaling of all solutions. They still don't scale well.