EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review :: Gaming using Triple SLI

03-15-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

With the test system including a Core i7 920, 3GB of DDR3-1333MHz RAM in Triple Channel mode, 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode and three GTX 280s in Tri-SLI, there was nothing these cards could not handle. Playable frame rates in Crysis 1920x1200 with 4x AA and 16x AF were noticed throughout the game up to and including the bosses.

Command and Conquer is one of my favorite game series of all time with the series spanning over 10 games released over 15 years. A RTS (Real Time Strategy) game, C+C Red Alert 3 is the latest in the long line. This game plays well on a single GTX280 or in fact almost any video card from the last few years much less three GTX 280s in SLI mode.

Far Cry 2, another FPS game that was released late last year is a joy to play with three GTX 280s in Tri-SLI. In point of fact, I found no game slow or graphically intense to the point of un-playability with the GeForce GTX 280 Triple SLI combination listed above. The Last Remnant, a game by SquareSoft, the makers of Final Fantasy turned in benchmarks of over 154 fps. Note that the benchmark seems to not be affected by SLI as the frame rate between runs between two or three or a single card is almost the same.


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EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review


EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review


EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review
EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review