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Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire reviewed

The combination of Intel's Core i7 with 3-way SLI or Quad-Crossfire shows two things: the by far best 3D performance and what the Core 2 successor really is capable of in games.
Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire reviewed
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Core i7 with 3-way SLI/Quad-Crossfire: Introduction
As our Nehalem review reveals, Intel's Core i7 dominates the competition in applications or synthetic tests (especially because of SMT). But in games the Core 2 successor is often constrained by the graphics card. Even a Geforce GTX 280 is "too slow” in 1,280 x 1,024 without FSAA/AF - the Nehalem cannot show off its capabilities.

So we combined the i7-965 EE and the QX8770 with two, three or even four GPUS in order to reveal the real power of the Nehalem. At the same time (3-way) SLI and (Quad)-Crossfire show what modern graphics card setups are able to do. In both cases the results are more than impressive - although there are some little problems.
Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire reviewed
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Author: Marc Sauter (Nov 07, 2008)

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Ar.Pi Re: Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire reviewed
Senior Member
13.11.2008 05:54
If Lucid's Hydra 100 actually will work the way they say it works then its going to change a lot.

You will be able to buy 2 low-mid range card and improve performance X2. That would be insane
I wonder what this would mean for high end GPU's, they'll have to make unique features other than performance benefit to draw the crowd...

I have doubt it works "as advertised" though.

On topic: great scale for i7. Need only to drop prices on these and i'm sold.
lagathy Re: Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfir...
Senior Member
10.11.2008 20:52
Another interesting article...for me,the benefits of tri-sli really seem to be very slim,but this is pretty much common knowledge,and the only games which should theoretically benefit from 3 280's,such as crysis 1 and 2 are such monstrous hardware hogs(you really have to wonder when,with a ludicrously powerful setup consisting of the fastest cpu currently available and 3 of the fastest single gpu card solutions currently available in cohort,you are plumming the absolute depths of fps at maximum resolution,with only 2x fsaa and dx9) that you're simply better off waiting for a couple of yrs if you wish to be able to even attempt to max them out.
im still pinning my hopes on Lucid's hydra 100 though lol.

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