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MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Review - AMD 990FX Chipset
|Date:||Mon, May 30, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
NVIDIA SLI Performance Scaling
Now that the AMD 990FX chipset supports NVIDIA SLI, we decided to update the NVIDIA graphics cards for our SLI testing. In order to do this we contacted our friends over at MSI and they were kind enough to send over a pair of their NVIDIA GeForce N560GTX-Ti HAWX edition graphics cards.
For a first run out with NVIDIA SLI Technology the MSI 990FXA-GD80 we are seeing some great number. In Aliens Vs. Predator at 1280x1024 a single MSI N560GTX-TI HAWX was able to average 50.6 frames per second. Tossing in the second MSI card we were able to jump up to 95.6 frames per second for an 88.9% increase in performance. Increasing the resolution to 1920x1080 a single card averaged 36.9 frames per second while running two of them in SLI averaged 70.4 frames per second. that's a 90.8% increase in performance.
Total War: Shogun to didn't scale as well at 1280x1024 as it did at 1920x1080. At 1280x1024 we saw a gain of 27.1%. Cranking up the resolution to 1920x1080 we saw a gain of 54.2% which is much more impressive.
The MSI 990FXA-GD80 only saw a gain of 12.4% at 1280x1024 in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. That number more than doubled though when we cranked up the resolution to 1920x1080 as we saw a gain of 27.2%..
The performance we saw with the NVIDIA SLI scaling today wasn't what I had hoped to see. I would have liked to see a little better scaling than we did. I would most likely attribute this to drivers. These are the first drivers that support SLI on an AMD platform and will likely take a few driver revisions to work out a few kinks.
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Page 2 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Retail Packaging and Bundle
Page 3 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Layout
Page 4 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard System Click BIOS
Page 5 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - SiSoft Sandra 2011 sp2 Memory Bandwidth
Page 7 - NVIDIA SLI Performance Scaling
Page 8 - AMD CrossFireX Scaling Performance
Page 9 - Futuremark 3DMark 11 Synthetic Benchmark
Page 10 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer
Page 11 - Network Throughput Testing
Page 12 - SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 13 - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 14 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 System Power Consumption
Page 15 - Overclocking the MSI 990FXA-GD80
Page 16 - MSI 990FXA-DG80 Final Thoughts and Conclusion