Imagine a machine in which all four of Nvidia’s GTX GPUs are fitted in and then you benchmark the machine against a number of tests. Clearly, and predictably, the machine will blow off all earlier records and ace the benchmark tests. Also, it will bring you a gaming experience that you never had! Now, hardware.info has done exactly that and the benchmark tests are indeed very, very impressive.
When this wicked cool and heavy-duty machine was tested for 3DMark11 benchmark test, it scored a whooping high 21,107, clearly topping the score of quad-Crossfire AMD Radeon HD 7970 which had a score of 20,853. In the 3DMark11 Extreme test too, the machine aced its counter-part, scoring 10,850 against 9,989 of AMD Radeon HD 7970.
The graphics of the machine too, were truly awe-inspiring. It was able to run Crysis 2 at a mind-blowing 99.8 frame per second. The game was run with DirectX 11 at high-resolution anti-aliasing and a display resolution of 1920 x 1080. The interesting thing is that the current drivers are unable to do justice with such heavy-duty graphics and didn’t scale very well. But one can hope that given such aspiring gamers as these testers, driver updates from Nvidia will be quick.
For Skyrim fans, the cool thing is that this machine plays Skyrim at 92.8 frame per second when two GTX 680 GPUs were used. The resolution that the game was played at was 5750 x 1080. This combination of GTX 680s was able to outdo quad-Crossfire AMD Radeon HD 7970 which was able to manage only 91 frames per second.
However, as is obvious, the machine consumed huge loads of power, much more than three Radeon HD 7970s would. Also, while it is very enticing and luring, the price tag of the graphics cards alone of this machine clock over $2,000.