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SemperFi
08-23-06, 10:26 PM
Hello again. Has anyone else noticed you can get the exact same 3dmark scores with 1 7950 compared to 2 running in quad sli. This leads me to believe that 3dmark06 is not working correctly with quad sli setups at this time. I did 6 different benchmarks. 3 with 1 card and 3 with both cards in quad sli. The scores were almost exactly the same every time. These scores are stock speeds, nothing is overclocked, running 1024x768 resolution using the nvid 91.45 drivers by www.tweaksrus.com see my sig below for the system specs.

Single 7950

Test 1: high quality no AA 3dmark06 score: 7983
Test 2: high quality 4x AA 3dmark06 score: 7952
Test 3: high quality 8x AA 3dmark06 score: 7804

Dual 7950 quad sli

Test 1: high quality no AA 3dmark06 score: 7995
Test 2: high quality 4x AA 3dmark06 score: 7921
Test 3: high quality 8x AA 3dmark06 score: 7854

Notice the quad scores are slightly higher but definatley not what you would expect for a quad upgrade (and an extra $550). So I did some real world tests and it seems QUAD SLI really does outperform 1 7950gx2 by far but the 3dmark scores do NOT show this. Performance in FEAR and Oblivion are double that of a single 7950. Performance in GR:AW and BF2 are noticeably faster than a single 7950 (avg 20-40 more fps). So it seems 3dmark06 is not giving accurate scores for quad users.

Any thoughts?

SH64
08-23-06, 11:22 PM
Whoever said that 3DMark06 is working correctly with Quad SLI ??

SemperFi
08-24-06, 01:29 AM
oh man. :thumbdwn: Where have I been.

K007
08-24-06, 04:01 AM
lol..u think if it was working it would be posted all over..people will be like 20k on 3dmark06..