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Old 29th October 2004, 11:51   #1
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Default NVIDIA SLI Performance Preview with MSI's nForce4 SLI Motherboard

The MSI motherboard we tested is actually the very first working sample of the K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI; in fact, as of right now there are only 4 working nForce4 SLI samples at MSI in Taiwan, two of which happen to be in my hotel room. Despite the early nature of the motherboard, it was 100% stable and didn't crash once during our hours of testing nor in the 12 hours of burn-in before that. There were some rendering issues during some of the testing but we'd chalk that up to drivers that need some work; one thing to keep in mind is that SLI is extremely driver intensive and we'll explain why in a moment.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2258
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the screens are awesome...
getting over 100 fps in farcry 1600*1200 hi quality and 4fsaa is not to be taken lightly...
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SLI performance gains are +/- as those had with voodoo II back in the days of 3DFX www.madshrimps.be/upload/jmke/SLI-then.htm
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dual ultra's should give a totally different view of the 3 ghz fx...
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in what way? will it not empahsize even more the measely performance gain at higher settings?
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well; it would not change the overall idea much, with SLI the CPU will be stressed at 1024x768 instead of 640x480

move to 1600x1200 and you still have the GPU as a bottleneck
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