Benchmarks: 3Dmark2003, X3: Reunion
Test System Specifications
- AMD Athlon64 3800+ (2.40GHz) AM2
- Corsair PC2-5400 2GB DDR2
- ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce 590 SLI)
- Seagate 250GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- Gigabyte GeForce 7600GS (512MB) SLI
- Gigabyte GeForce 7600GS (256MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 7600GT (256MB)
- Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2)
- Nvidia Forceware 91.47
- NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI 9.35
Well according to 3Dmark2006 the SLI GeForce 7600GS cards are roughly 17% faster at 1024x768. Unfortunately, overclocking the SLI 7600GS cards only allowed for a 2.5% performance gain at this same resolution. Honestly, I was expecting a bit more out of the overclocked configuration. That said lets move onto the real world gaming performance.
The X3: Reunion performance with FSAA & Aniso disabled is much the same on all three configurations. The low quality FSAA & Aniso settings also didn't provide much of a challenge for the single overclocked 7600GT. However, the FSAA 4x + Aniso 16x results did as the 7600GT fell 8 fps behind the SLI 7600GS cards at 1600x1200 giving the duo a 23% performance advantage.