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


Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire reviewed
 
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Intel Core i7 with 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire reviewed
 
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Core i7 with 3-way SLI/Quad-Crossfire: Conclusion
Intel's Core i7 processors offer such big performance capabilities that a graphics card appears as a chock block. Not without three or even four graphics cards the Nehalem shows its true face and also outpaces the QX9770. Conversely this means that multiple high-end graphics cards benefit from the extremely fast CPU.

While Nehalem is absolutely convincing, the results in regards of 3-way SLI and Quad-Crossfire is not equally positive - even if you don't take the immense costs and the loudness into account. Multiple GPUs offer a great 3D performance with almost perfect visual quality indeed, but especially the target group might be annoyed by micro stuttering and input lags.

If you don't mind all those problems, just do it. In defiance of all the disadvantages it's a unique feeling to play Crysis at 2,560 x 1,600 in "Gamer” settings smoothly.


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Author: Marc Sauter (Nov 07, 2008)


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