NVIDIA 3-Way SLI With GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics CardsTue, Apr 15, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Need For Speed Pro-Street
Need for Speed: ProStreet is the 11th installment of Electronic Arts’ popular racing game series Need for Speed and was released on November 2, 2007.
Benchmark Results: At a game resolution of 2560×1600 with 4xAA and the highest in-game settings, SLI proved that it was up to the task, providing wonderful playback. When we tested Triple-SLI on the GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards we found that the game didn’t seem as smooth as the 54FPS would indicate. It seemed like there were constant stutters which made the gameplay less enjoyable. With the GeForce 9800 GTX and the newer Forceware 174.74 drivers it seems that NVIDIA has fixed this issue and the stutters were gone in 3-way SLI. Dual card SLI performance between the GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9800 GTX was significantly different though. The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI setup was 26% faster than the GeForce 8800 GTX SLI setup, which is likely due to driver improvements. 3-way SLI performance is still below that of SLI, so NVIDIA doesn’t have all of the issues worked out with this game title.