|Configuration of the Test Platform|
|CPU||AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 2800 MHz|
|Motherboard||ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe|
|Memory||2x Corsair 1024 MB CMX1024-3500LLPRO|
|Drivers & Configuration|
|Graphics Driver||Asus 77.77|
|Settings||AA 4x, AF 8x1280x1024(960) Pixel|
|Operating System||Windows XP Prof. SP1a|
|Quake 4||Ultra QualityCustom THG-Timedemo|
|F.E.A.R.||F.E.A.R. BenchmarkMax Details/Quality|
|3DMark 2005 1.2.0||Default Benchmark|
With this sneak preview, Tom’s Hardware merely attempted to demonstrate that a Quad-GPU configuration works. There is no official release by NVIDIA and no support either yet. As the tests showed, this setup does not run smoothly with all of our games using the 77.77 driver. All the same, the cards show very impressive performance improvements in some of the benchmarks.
Neither NVIDIA as the chipmaker, nor Asus as the card manufacturer, promised us any kind of support for our review samples. Indeed, both parties seemed rather reluctant to do so. It seems that the companies themselves are more than a bit wary of what Tom’s Hardware had up and running here...