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SLI Is Coming: Time To Analyze PCI Express

Test Setup

Intel Processors
800 MHz FSB (Dual DDR)Intel Pentium 4 Processor 560 (3.6 GHz)
Motherboards
Socket LGA775DFI Lanparty 925X-T2Intel 925XBIOS 925EDA05
Memory
DDR2-5332x 512 MB Crucial Ballistic SeriesTimings: CL 4-4-4-10
Common Hardware
Graphics Card IPCI ExpressNVIDIA GeForce 6 SeriesGPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTMemory: 256 MB GDDR3-SDRAM
Graphics Card IIPCI ExpressATI Radeon X800 XTGPU: ATI Radeon 800 XTMemory: 256 MB GDDR3-SDRAM
Graphics Card IIIPCI ExpressATI Radeon X600 XTGPU: Radeon X600 XTMemory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAM
Hard DriveHitachi HDS722525VLSA80250 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
DVD/CD-ROMMSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Software
ATI GraphicsCatalyst Ver. 040825a
NVIDIA GraphicsDetonator Ver. 61.77
Intel Chipset DriverInstallation Utility 6.0.1.1002
DirectXVersion: 9c
OSWindows XP Professional, 5.1.2600Service Pack 1

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and SettingsOpenGL
SPEC ViewperfVersion 8.011280x1024 - 32 BitSPEC Benchmark Mode
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version: 32041024x768 / 32 bit / Audio = offthg9 assault botmatch
DirectX 9
3DMark 2003Version 3.4.01024x768 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
3DMark 20051024x768 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Doom 3Version 1.0.1262800x600 - 32 bitmedium qualitytimedemo demo1