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Nvidia Goes For Four: Quad SLI Gaming Dissected

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s)AMD Athlon 64 FX-602.6 GHz, 1.0 GHz HTT Speed, 1 MB L2 cache
PlatformAsus AN832-SLI DeluxeATI Xpress 200 CrossFire Edition - Reference
RAMCorsair CMX1024-4400Pro2x 1024 MB @ DDR400 (CL3.0-4-4-8)
Hard DriveWestern Digital Raptor, WD740GD74 GB, 10,000 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
NetworkingOn-Board nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics CardsNVIDIA GeForce GX2 (Quad) 1024 MB GDDR3 500 MHz Core 600 MHz MemoryNVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX 512 MB GDDR3 650 MHz Core 800 MHz MemoryNVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT 512 MB GDDR3 600 MHz Core 800 MHz MemoryNVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB GDDR3 550 MHz Core 1.7 GHz MemoryATI Radeon X1900XTX 512 MB GDDR3 650 MHz Core 1.55 GHz MemoryATI Radeon X1900XT CrossFire Edition 512 MB GDDR3 625 MHz Core 1.45 GHz MemoryATI Radeon X1800GTO 256 MB GDDR3 625 MHz Core 1.50 GHz Memory
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000 W
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform DriverAsus - nForce 6.65ATI X200 Reference
Graphics Driver(s)ATI - Catalyst 6.3 WHQLNVIDIA - Forceware 84.21 WHQL