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Gigabyte 8N-SLI Quad Royal - Discussed and Tested

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 25, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR2-800


Hard Disk: 2x Seagate 7200.9 RAID 0 on supported boards (Supplied by Seagate)


Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Unfortunately at this time, nVidia only supports Quad SLI on Dell based systems.


This means there are no current or planned drivers to come out with Quad SLI support, so we weren't able to test this out. However, we are expecting to see Dell's nVidia drivers leaked into the overclocker's community and hope they will work on other systems with a few mods. When this happens, we will re-visit this area and give you and update on its Quad SLI ability.


In our testing we'll be comparing the 8N-SLI Quad Royal against Gigabyte's 955X Royal which is based on Intel's 955X chipset.


SiSoft Sandra


Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 SR3a


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SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.



Compared to the Gigabyte GA-955X Royal, the 8N-SLI Quad Royal has the advantage in memory bandwidth.

Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal Motherboard


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