GeForce GTX 680 3-Way SLI & Radeon 7970 Tri-Fire Review

What do you get when you install three GeForce GTX 680 cards for 3-Way SLI and then three Radeon HD 7970 cards for Tri-Fire? You get insanely fast gaming performance and a gameplay experience that begs to be compared delivered by both. We find out which multi-display configuration is better for gaming in Eyefinity and NV Surround.

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Evaluation Method

We evaluate what each video card configuration can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

Test System Setup

We will be using a ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution motherboard, an Intel Core i7 2600K Overclocked at 4.8GHz, and 8GB of Corsair RAM.

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Drivers

As stated on the first page, we are using the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver for Tri-Fire since it is the only driver that will work with Tri-Fire+Eyefinity. We do have the latest CAP installed, 12.3 CAP1.

For GTX 680 3-Way SLI we have the latest Beta driver installed, ForceWare 301.24.