Legit Motherboard Reviews
GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review
|Date:||Mon, May 30, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
NVIDIA SLI Performance Scaling
Since the release of the Intel P67 chipset, we decided to change a few things up in our testing. The next two pages are all about the scaling of multiple GPU's in our systems. First off, we are going to test how well the P67 chipset scales multiple NVIDIA cards. In order to do this we contacted our friends over at GALAXY and they were kind enough to send over a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1Gb graphics cards that are available in a two card SLI kit.
The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 is right up at the top of the charts at both 1280x1024 and 1920x1080. At 1280x1024 the P67A-UD7-B3 had a single card performance of 36.3 frames per second, adding in the second Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 1GB in SLI the performance jumped to 69.5 frames per second. That is a performance boost of 91.5%. AT 1920x1080 the P67A-UD7-B3 started with a single Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 at 26.5 frames per second and increased to 51.1 frames per second for a gain of 92.8%.
The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 is near the top of the charts once again, at least at 1280x1024. At 1280x1024 the single card performance was 27.27 frames per second and adding in the second Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 brought the performance up to 48 frames per second. That is a gain of 76%. At 1920x1080 the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 had a single card performance of 19.29 frames per second, tossing in the second Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 brought the performance up to 28.33 frames per second. That is nearly 5 frames per second slower than the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4.
The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 had a solid performance in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. At 1280x1024 the single Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 was able to cruise along with an average of 86.3 frames per second. Tossing in the second card the performance jumped to 146.8 frames per second for a gain of 70.1%. When we increase the resolution to 1920x1080 the single Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 pulled out an average of 58.3 frames per second while adding in a second card brought the average up to 106.7 frames per second. That is a gain of 83% in SLI.
Next Page - AMD CrossFireX Performance Scaling
Page 1 - GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review
Page 2 - GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Layout and Features
Page 3 - GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard System BIOS
Page 4 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 5 - SiSoft Sandra 2011c Memory Bandwidth
Page 6 - NVIDIA SLI Performance Scaling
Page 7 - AMD CrossFireX Performance Scaling
Page 8 - Futuremark 3DMark 11 Synthetic Benchmark
Page 9 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer
Page 10 - Network Throughput Testing
Page 11 - SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 12 - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 13 - GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Power Consumption
Page 14 - Overclocking the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion