Swords Crossed: ATI CrossFire Platform Review. Page 27
[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.
Flight simulators seem to be far from CrossFire’s best. Nevertheless, we still managed to get pretty good performance improvement in higher resolutions, although in pure gaming mode only. The CrossFire platform fell about 15% behind GeForce 6800 Ultra in 1600x1200 resolution. If you are a dedicated flight simulator fan, I wouldn’t recommend going for CrossFire platform.
Pacific Fighters is the only game where we discovered visual artifacts in CrossFire mode. Every now and then the image would look like this:
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