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full SLI x16 on both. How would one change the second slot to x8? tape off the connectors? If so let me know - I'll gladly add a few more runs.
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True, but synthetic benches do offer a more controlled enviroment. Granted that real world results may be and probably would be a tad different, I feel that a controlled lab enviroment can show results if utilizing the same parameters for all tests.
You have a point, but unlike synthetic benchmarks games aren't always optimized with the latest and future tech in mind.

In game engine tests(that now come with several games) also provide a controlled environment.
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full SLI x16 on both. How would one change the second slot to x8? tape off the connectors? If so let me know - I'll gladly add a few more runs.
you can do that in the bios i believe.
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If you're bored again soon, I think we'd all appreciate it if you could do some tests in a real game - maybe just stock and all overclocked? FEAR has a built in benchie, right?

EDIT: Oh, and by the way, nice work REP+
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It's 11200 vs 15700. Not worth it imo if the resolution is low. 3dmark also benefits from sli more than games. Imo sli is worthless before at least 1600x1200.
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post #16 of 24
Great test Ryan, really makes me want to hit up the SLI!!!

I'm curious how it performs in games, like others have stated. You should fire up fraps and test out a few titles. Quake 4, BF2/2142, etc.

+rep anyway man!
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Thanks! gonna work on some in-game stuff tomorrow hopefully!
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post #18 of 24
It'll be easier if you bench games with automatic performance test already present.

Couple of games that have one:

Company of Heroes
F.E.A.R.
HL 2
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I've been witing for along comparsion thats dran out.

Just some real world would be nice

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