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NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 60

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 61

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 62

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 63

Here we see an example of CPU limited game giving the SLI setup a bit of a knock — in both minimum and maximum frame rate the dual card setup is slower.  Of course, gamers who have SLI setups will hardly ever be playing at 1024…

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 64

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 65

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 66

NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 67

Without AA and AF enabled, the SLI is still almost not noticeable, but with 4xAA and 8xAF, we see a change.  The two 6800 Ultras are just over 20% faster than the single card setup, but the minimum FPS still remains lower on the SLI configuration.

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NVIDIA's SLI Technology - The Gaming Leader? - Graphics Cards 69

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And while the minimum FPS on this level still gives an edge to the single GPU test configuration, its hard to argue with the 37% average frame rate gain you are getting at the highest settings.

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