EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review :: Test Setup and Software

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

By Ben Sun

I decided to include Far Cry 2 as a point of reference of a modern DirectX 10.0 game to show performance. Note that the performance of three cards increased in virtually every benchmark throughout the spectrum with only QuakeWars a little strange in that performance did not increase from two to three cards.


Test System


  • Intel Core i7 920 running at 2.66GHz
  • 3GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1333MHz running at 1333MHz
  • ASRock X58 Supercomputer motherboard running latest drivers
  • EVGA GeForce GTX280 running at 621MHz core/1134MHz memory/1350MHz Shader clock single, dual-SLI, and Tri-SLI running 182.06 Forceware
  • Cooler Master TCP 1100W PSU
  • LG 16X DVD-ROM
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business Edition with SP1 installed

Tests


  • Far Cry 2 1280x1024, 1920x1200 32-bit max settings 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Crysis 1280x1024, 1920x1200 32-bit, max settings, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Unreal Tournament 3 , 1280x1024 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Lost Planet 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Performance test
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • 3DMark06 1280x1024, 1920x1200 no AA no AF default benchmark
  • 3DMark Vantage 1280x1024, 1920x1200 no AA no AF, GPU score