SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. SANDRA is used by almost 400 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyse the performance of today?s computers.
We ran both the CPU Arithmetic and Multi-Media benchmarks.
When it comes to the CPU Arithmetic and Multi-Media testing it is virtually a toss up.
3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX 9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.
Moving over to 3DMark 05 version 1.2.0 we can see how powerful the nForce4 SLI Intel edition can be when used in SLI configuration. It nearly doubles in performance when two Geforce 4 6800 GT’s are used. Onceagain the nForce 4 SLI Intel edition beats out the Intel i955X Express chipset, but this time just by a small margin.