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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard - Full Speed SLI *Exclusive* - Benchmarks - Far Cry

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

Far Cry

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.3

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Ubisoft Volcano

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.farcrygame.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

There is no denying that Far Cry is currently one of the most graphic intensive games on the market, utilizing PS2.0 technology (the latest versions support Shader Model 3.0 with DX9c) and offering an exceptional visual experience there is no denying that even some of the faster graphics cards struggle.

 

 

Far Cry is a game that is that much limited by the processor that it gives us lower numbers on the 16x chipset.

 

With performance being lower here we would tend to think that it is an optimization problem - with the board coming to us so early the drivers aren't as mature for this extra bandwidth, we would assume.

 

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