3DMark 2001 SE
WindowsXP - 32301
Windows Vista - 18706
Yikes? This was the first one I ran and thought I must have forgotten to turn SLI on? But then on the other hand that this is such an old benchmark the results most likely can't be too useful anymore. I will keep testing with new software revisions anyway.
I don't think 2001 will be usable and 2003 is questiuonable:
- The SLI game profile has to be setup for each game. Nvidia has the profiles for "recent" games built into the drivers but not for old games. 3dmark 2001 definitely predates SLI so the FPS tests most likely aren't using SLI or are using the wrong profile for the way the fps test renders. I expect the Nvidia driver has profiles to support mark 2006.
-3d mark 2001 and 2003 weighted the CPU results much less heavily than 2005 and 2006 so the loss of SLI would be a bigger percentage hit. The big drop for 2005 is hard to explain.
It would be interesting to see the results on an older gaming benchmark with an optimum SLI profile installed... (Hint) No, I have no idea what to use, except maybe aquamark if it will even run on Vista.