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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard - Full Speed SLI *Exclusive* - Benchmarks - 3DMark05

When nVidia first launched their dual graphics platform, it initially come under some scrutiny for only offering two 8x PCI-E ports. Many months later nVidia announced their nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset which offers two full speed PCI-E slots, each with 16 lanes. Today we've got a very exclusive look at the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard. We closely examine the performance of the two different PCI Express port lane configurations to determine if it's actually worth upgrading to the new chipset or not!

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 27, 2005 4:00 am

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is the latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and higher.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

3DMark05 shows us that at both resolution we don't get any performance gains with the new chipset - it actually shows the X16 scoring slightly lower in both resolutions.

 

It's strange to see lower scores - at worst we expected scores to be the same but it might come down to drivers and so on which haven't been tweaked properly yet.

 

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