Performance in Strategies
Red Alert 3: Uprising
The game has a frame rate limiter fixed at 30fps. We could not disable it.
Despite the dramatic improvement of average performance in SLI mode, Nvidia’s solutions still cannot boast a good bottom speed if you enable full-screen antialiasing in this game. ATI’s solutions are better in this respect: the single Radeon HD 4890 is never slower than 22fps even at 1920x1200.
The Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX tandem wins the 2560x1600 resolution but its bottom speed is no higher than 20fps. It means that the gameplay may lose its smoothness in some situations, preventing you from playing a complex combination with your units that would require a quick and combined action.
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
The recently released add-on to the original game does not introduce any technical innovations but contains a new plotline that allows you to play for the USSR.
In this strategy game the GeForce GTX 285 SLI comes to the fore. It is the only solution capable of maintaining a bottom speed of over 25fps at 2560x1600 pixels. The bottom speed of the Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX is lower and its playability is limited to 1920x1200.
The results of the Radeon HD 4870 3-way CrossFireX are almost the same as those of the Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX. Building such a configuration does not make much sense, except for individual games like Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.