An SLI problem when measuring graphics performance?
I have a brand new high-end system with main components Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, Athlon 64 FX-55, 4x512MB=2GB RAM Geil Dual Channel, 2x300GB/16MB Maxtor SATA, and 2xAsus EN6800 GT/SLI (activated). The OS is WinXP Pro SP2. All recommended Bios and Windows settings for the basic optimisation of the system have been set all right.
Testing in 3DMark2005 gives slightly above 8,900 points, which in comparison with others seems totally normal for this non-overclocked latest-technology-system of mine.
Then I really become when testing in PerformanceTest 5, getting only 437 points in total. The only two comparable ones to download from Passmark for comparison give above 900 and 1,100. respectively. My old PC with Athlon XP 2000+, 1 GB RAM, Radeon 9800 Pro and OS Win2k, gives 373 points in total. The graphics results were incredibly bad, for partial tests '2D-shapes' much less and '3D-Simple' less than my old PC, and in the other ones only somewhat above or the same as my old PC. There are some limited question marks for the CPU and the disk performance as well but in no way comparable to the very odd results in the graphics testing (of course contributing much to the low total points as well).
Can anyone at Passmark or anyone else explain these results to me? Can it be that your programme does not work with SLI? The other two fast ones had 'only' high-end single cards (ATI X800 cards even do not work in SLI).
Looking forward to someone commenting these results and trying to answer my questions!
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