Red vs Green vs Blue - Benchmark Software

Submitted by AussieTimmeh on 19 February, 2012 - 02:24

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First of all, I was keen to run benchmarking software over all the possible setup combinations to see how they performed, so they could be compared to each other and their respective setup costs. I chose Futuremark 3D Vantage, as I have used this before successfully and it tells me how the systems are performing compared to expected results. This runs at a set resolution of 1280x1024 regardless of your monitor setup. The software looks at your hardware profile and sets a target score that it expects your system to achieve, so you can assess how healthy your system is.



The first thing that immediately stood out to me was the lack of performance when launching the benchmark software from Nvidia Surround. It performed extremely poorly compared to when it was launched from a single monitor desktop on the same computer. I was curious to see if this translated to the same results in game.

The TH2G performed just as well when compared to the equivalent systems, but did not suffer when launched from a multi-monitor desktop when using the Nvidia card in the same way that Nvidia Surround did.

My Eyefinity rig performed worse than the Nvidia counterparts, but the difference in cost will be factored in when assessing this. While I could setup the TH2G on the AMD card with a triple monitor resolution of 3840x800 and benchmark it here, the combination does not allow my native resolution of 5040x1050 and as such was not evaluated any further in this comparison.

Do these results translate into real-world figures?

This article has been superseded by Red vs Green vs Blue V2! Please refer to Version 2 for the latest information available.