GTX 680 insanity! SLI, Triple SLI, and Quad SLI
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 23, 2012 - 05:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
"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."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Nvidia shows off first 'Kepler' GPUs @ The Register
- ASUS GeForce GTX 680 SLI @ techPowerUp
- Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS - GPU cooler @ Funky Kit
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Technology Report @ TechARP
- AMD Radeon HD 7750 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
- GeForce GTX 680 SLI @ Guru 3D
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card SLI Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Launch Review @ Neoseeker