Swords Crossed: ATI CrossFire Platform Review. Page 19
[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.
F.E.A.R. Multiplayer Demo
It turned out that CrossFire technology is not absolutely software-independent, and the results obtained in the F.E.A.R. demo version are a great example of that. The enabled multi-GPU mode slows down ATI CrossFire platform, although this is not a dramatic performance hit.
The situation in the Pariah game is truly amazing: while GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI gets close to 100% performance improvement, the CrossFire platform hardly runs 10% faster than a single RADEON X850 XT… Well, this is none other but a definite failure.
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