Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Devil May Cry 4
Today’s multi-GPU solutions are overkill for this game. Even the single Radeon HD 4890 allows playing at 2560x1600 comfortably with excellent average and bottom speed showings. The Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX does best at 1680x1050 and 1920x1200 whereas the GeForce GTX 285 SLI is ahead of it at 1280x1024 and 2560x1600.
The 3-way CrossFireX configuration boasts the best result in the two top resolutions but, as we’ve said above, this speed is not necessary for Devil May Cry 4 as it provides no practical benefits.
Prince of Persia
Although it is Nvidia’s solutions that are usually the best performers in this test, the Radeon HD 4870 3-way CrossFireX takes top place in every display mode, although its bottom speed is comparable to that of the GeForce GTX 285 SLI or even lower.
The bottom speed remark refers to the Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX tandem, too. The difference is insignificant, though. The performance of this solution at 2560x1600 is quite comfortable although the GeForce GTX 285 SLI ensures a higher reserve of speed that may come in handy in some especially dynamic scenes.