Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark05 build 1.2.0
The Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire tandem is in the lead, outperforming the GeForce 7950 quad-SLI complex by as many as 1765 points. This is quite a discomfiture considering that Nvidia’s solution boasts four GPUs, a total of 96 pixel processors, 96 texture-mapping units and 64 ROPs.
The first test confirms that the total scores are correct. The quad-SLI is hardly any better than the single GeForce 7950 GX2. It becomes a leader in 8x Super AA mode, but this has no practical value since 3DMark is not a real game. The Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire regains the leading position after switching to the higher level of antialiasing.