Futuremark 3DMark05, build 120
CrossFire platform performed very well in 3DMark05 . It fell only 1300 points behind GeForce 7800 GTX SLI, which is a very good result keeping in mind that NVIDIA had the total of 48 pixel pipelines against ATI’s 32.
3DMark05 test suite favors ATI’s solutions, which we can see immediately in the first test already: RADEON X850 XT CrossFire is as efficient as GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI in pure mode (no FSAA, no AF). As the workload increases, multi-GPU solution from ATI backs up and yields its positions to the rival. In this case it is nearly as fast as GeForce 7800 GTX, and is certainly supposedly slower than the GeForce 7800 GT SLI could be.