Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
This test is outdated in many aspects. The benchmark cannot load the MSI card’s resources to the full. That’s why the R3870X2-T2D1G OC has such a small advantage over the other cards at 1024x768 without FSAA.
The first test doesn’t show that the MSI card is much better than its opponents because its speed depends on the card’s texture-processing ability and all the tested graphics cards have 32 TMUs.
It’s in the second test that the MSI R3870X2-T2D1G OC beats its opponents. Being a dual-GPU solution with a highest shader-processing performance, the MSI leaves no chance to the other cards.
The third test shows both pros and cons of the latest generation of CrossFire systems. The test needs both high shader-processing performance and high texturing speed. Comparing the numbers in individual tests with the overall scores, it’s clear that the MSI R3870X2-T2D1G OC feels best at high resolutions. It is also fast when not limited by its texture processors’ speed.