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iBuypower's 2006 Dream Quad-SLI Gaming System

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s)AMD Athlon 64 FX-602.6 GHz, 1.0 GHz HT-Link, 1 MB L2 cache
PlatformNvidia : Asus AN832-SLI PremiumNVIDIA nForce4 SLI, BIOS version 1205Nvidia : Asus A8R32-MVP PremiumATI Xpress 3200 CrossFire, BIOS version 0404
RAMCorsair CMX1024-4400Pro2x 1024 MB @ DDR400 (CL3.0-4-4-8)
Hard DriveWestern Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA150
NetworkingOn-board nForce4 Gigabit EthernetOn-board Marvell Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics CardsPowercolor Radeon X1900XTX 512 MB GDDR3650 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)Nvidia Based Cards :XFX GeForce 7950GX2 1 GB GDDR3570 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3675 MHz Core820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s)ATI - Catalyst 6.9 WHQLNVIDIA - Forceware 91.47 WHQL

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Benchmark Results

3DMark05

In 3DMark we tested at all resolutions with antialiasing and anisotropic filtering disabled in the first run. The second time around we increased the image quality with 4xAA and 8xAF. The 10 year anniversary $10,000 Falcon Northwest Mach V posted 16,544 marks in the default test, while the CrossFire ABS came in with over 3,000 more marks at 19,879. The iBuypower Dream 2006 Quad System posted 14,199 or 2,300 marks behind the $10,000 PC. The highly overclocked system clearly has more headroom, but at stock speeds you can see it still is powerful.