Nvidia Goes For Four: Quad SLI Gaming Dissected

Quad At High Resolution

As mentioned, Quad SLI does on par with most others when it is not being taxed to push out high resolution images. This confirms that Quad SLI is not for low resolution and low feature gaming. Here, at maximum settings, we see Quad SLI begin to shine. These are the charts that matter for those looking for high-end gaming, especially with games like Black & White 2, F.E.A.R. and Oblivion.

3DMark 05 - High Res

3DMark 06 - High Res

The 3DMark benchmarks show straight line degradation in overall performance; in the past, we would have seen a more exponential curve downward as resolutions increased. Clearly the horsepower of Quad SLI can be seen as the features are turned on; the line parallels the NoAA NoAF line instead of falling from it faster and faster as the pixel count of each frame increases.