Gigabyte Dual GPU: nForce4, Intel, and the 3D1 Single Card SLI Testedby Derek Wilson on January 6, 2005 4:12 PM EST
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The TestThese SLI systems can pull quite a lot of power, so we employed our 520W and 600W OCZ Powerstream PSUs to put voltage to our parts. We needed to use the 66.81 ForceWare drivers for the Intel system in order to get SLI to work.
Our single card NVIDIA 6600 GT tests were run on the AMD Athlon 64 platform.
|Performance Test Configuration|
|Processor(s):||AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz
|RAM:||2 x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Platinum Rev. 2 (AMD)
2x 512MB PC2-4200 (Intel)
|Hard Drive(s):||Seagate 120GB 7200RPM IDE (8MB Buffer)|
|Motherboard & IDE Bus Master Drivers:||Intel Chipset INF 188.8.131.521
NVIDIA nForce 6.31 (Beta)
|Video Card(s):||NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
Gigabyte 3D1 SLI
|Video Drivers:||NVIDIA ForceWare 71.20 (AMD)
NVIDIA ForceWare 66.81 (Intel)
|Operating System(s):||Windows XP Professional SP2|
Gigabyte GA-8AENXP Dual Graphic
|Power Supply:||520W OCZ Powerstream PSU
600W OCZ Powerstream PSU
The GeForce 6800 Ultra numbers shown in the graphs are included as a reference point from our previous SLI tests, just to show where single card, single GPU performance compares to the 3D1 and SLI solutions. Since the previous tests were performed on an A64 4000+, the numbers are just to be used as a reference rather than a direct comparison.