SLI Transforms 3DMark05 Leaderboard

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 16, 2005 - 08:50 AM |
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Today NVIDIA sent out a press wire stating "NVIDIA® SLI™ TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS THE PC ENTHUSIAST SEGMENT" and I thought after reading that, hot damn let's see what's new.  This was the subtitle: Award-Winning Dual GPU Solution Sweeps 3DMark05 Hall of Fame.


Now I'm not against using the 3Dmark genre for testing, or for benchmarks, or even for comparison, but to say that because of SLI on the top of the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame NVIDIA has "transformed the enthusiast segment" is a bit much...



NVIDIA® SLI™ TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS THE PC ENTHUSIAST SEGMENT


Award-Winning Dual GPU Solution Sweeps 3DMark05 Hall of Fame


SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 16, 2005—

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, is proud to announce that the top systems listed on FutureMark's 3DMark05 performance league tables are all based on NVIDIA SLI technology. NVIDIA SLI-powered systems currently hold the top 20 positions on the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame.

"SLI-enabled systems sweeping the top 20 spots in the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame demonstrates that consumer PCs based on award-winning SLI technology from NVIDIA currently have the fastest 3D performance available," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop product marketing at NVIDIA. "SLI technology has truly set a new standard for 3D performance, as these results show. We look forward to continuing this leadership position."


Taking the top spot on the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame is an NVIDIA GeForce™ 6800 Series SLI-powered system scoring a record-setting 12,280 marks, using an NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI-based motherboard.


The current Hall of Fame can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/i.


For more information on NVIDIA's SLI technology, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.nvidia.com.

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