GeForce GTX 970 2-way SLI
We review that lovely GeForce GTX 970 but this time in a 2-way SLI setup. In this review we'll run the standard benchmarks, but we will also have a good look at Ultra HD gaming performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. In this article we'll be looking at 2-way SLI performance from a single monitor point of view, so ideally with so much horsepower a WQHD resolution (2560x1440/1600) is the monitor you need to have to be able to compare to what SLI would do for you on your setup, preferably even Ultra HD of course. You will notice great performance increases with 2-way SLI as the cards scale nicely with so much horsepower.
With that in the back of our mind we created a second segment in this article. For the second part of this article we'll take it up a notch and look into Ultra High-resolution gaming as we hook up an Ultra High Definition monitor. While Full HD (1920x1080/1200) and WHQL (2560x1440) have become the industry standard within the display industry, enthusiasts will never settle for just standard and are always looking for the next big innovation in technology. Ultra HD gaming is the next evolution in immersion that gamers have been waiting for. Commonly addressed as Ultra HD, UHD or 4K, this new resolution refers to the ultra-high resolutions with approximately 4000 horizontal pixels. Ultra HD resolution also has four times the number of pixels of a typical 1920x1080 resolution. It will be interesting to find out how the GeForce GTX 970 cards will handle such extreme resolutions. Considering its nice 4 GB framebuffer but slightly dimmed memory bandwidth yet hefty GPU clocks, it's looking quite alright I'd say! With UHD (Ultra High Definition Gaming) becoming rapidly popular we'll test multiple multi-GPU setups on such a monitor. Next to that we'll perform FCAT tests to see where AMD is in Autumn anno 2014 in terms of micro-stuttering and frame pacing.
Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything. As if you figured just one card would be interesting, you have no idea what's coming at you with two cards.