Now letís take a look at the performance of Nvidia nForce 680i SLI in complex benchmarks and real applications.
The results in popular synthetic benchmarks are pretty similar for Nvidia nForce 680i SLI based reference board and Intel 975X Express and Intel P965 Express. nForce 680i SLI is evidently falling behind the rivals only in SuperPi, where i975X proves 3.6% faster, and iP965 ?2.2% faster.
Intel chipsets are a little bit ahead of the new Nvidia nForce 680i SLI solution in games. Only the results of F.E.A.R. do not follow the overall trend here, because Nvidia nForce 680i SLI chipset managed to outperform i975X by about 2%. This is a great illustration to the fact that the performance balance between the core logic sets from different manufacturers depends a lot on the type of application used for performance analysis. It could be explained by serious heterogeneity of the algorithms used to accelerate the work with the memory subsystems in different chipsets.