Swords Crossed: ATI CrossFire Platform Review. Page 16
[09/26/2005 08:06 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Anton Shilov
ATI has lifted the wraps off the benchmark results of the RADEON X8-series in the CrossFire mode. The technology appears to work, but it has some serious limitations in its current implementation. Is dual-RADEON X850 XT setup worth buying, or is it better to wait till the new generation arrives? X-bit labs attempts to find out.
Chronicles of Riddick
As the resolution increases, CrossFire gets more and more efficient. However, the best two RADEON X850 XT graphics cards can achieve is the performance level of a single GeForce 7800 GTX, and with FSAA disabled they can successfully compete with GeForce 7800 GT. The reasons for this are quite evident: we have a game using a lot of stencil shadows and GeForce 6/7 architectures supporting UltraShadow II. Nevertheless, I have to stress that the performance improvement provided by ATI CrossFire in Chronicles of Riddick is higher than in the previous game: 60%-70%.
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