GTX 680 insanity! SLI, Triple SLI, and Quad SLI

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 23, 2012 - 10:45 AM |
Tagged: sli, quad sli, gtx 680

With an Intel Core i7 3960X, 16GB of DDR3, an ASUS Rampage IV Formula motherboard and an Enermax Platimax 1500W PSU, Hardware.Info took four GTX 680s and started benchmarking.  Of course, that means more than one monitor so these benchmarks are at 5760x1080 and due to the new architecture some games were not quite sure what to do with the extra graphics cards.  Some games like Metro 2033 were not able to provide significant scaling at high resolutions but then again Crysis 2 had no idea what to do with three HD 7970s which makes it hard to determine a clear winner between three HD 7970s and four GTX 680s.  The benchmark results offer results we've never seen, with over 80fps from the NVIDIA cards on Crysis 2 and 130fps on Skyrim.  The end result is that apart from games which seem to need updating, the scaling of the GTX 680 is impressive and it pulls less power than the HD 7970s.

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"We just published a comprehensive GeForce GTX 680 4-way SLI review on Hardware.Info. Since we are the first to extensively test a Quad-SLI configuration of nVidia's brand new GeForce GTX 680, we wanted to make these exciting results available to a wider audience and created an English version of the article."

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March 23, 2012 | 01:54 PM - Posted by Kevin (not verified)

um...wow.

March 23, 2012 | 03:30 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

I got all giddy just looking at that picture!

March 24, 2012 | 05:35 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i cant wait for the QUAD SLi review!

April 3, 2012 | 06:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

yes it is quad sli capable mainboard asus rampage formula,but it does not do quad sli with active pci express 3.0 it bumps down to two. Also 3960x processor is still a six core. Sounds like I will have to wait until october or something for the next generation 3.0 for quad sli and wait for next geration of intel processors that are 8 core effective. and then I will be looking closer to make sure the next geration mainboards for the intel processors have 16 working threads not 12 like the asus rampage 4 formula!

April 3, 2012 | 07:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Vsync on the graphics cards until they have a better home(mainboard) is worth it. adaptive Vsync is a nessasary evil. And that asus rampage 4 formula even though its really not that much up to the task has smart harddrive tech and processor has got new multimedia features that had to be intergrated as a nessasary evil also. That said its a stable, refined version of the top of the line stuff 2 years ago. These boards are meant for gaming and two card combo's because remember even though formula four can do three cards at a 3.0 level the processor is still a 6 core with 12 threads on the mainboard so back to doing one task at a time when there is three cards like the gtx680 on board. and when intel comes out with the 8 core I am sure they will work on this board,but remember the boards only got 12 threads on it so it would be broken down to only running 8 threads on per core instead of two. cause remember!

May 1, 2012 | 04:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

*rips one out and runs off* >=] LOL

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