Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
The Radeon HD 4870 X2 doesn’t differ much from the two Radeon HD 4870 cards working in CrossFire mode except at 2560x1600 where the former card is 21-22% faster. This victory has little practical value because an average speed of 7fps cannot be called comfortable. The result doesn’t differ from the result of the single Radeon HD 4870, so either CrossFire technology is not supported well for this game, notwithstanding the lower resolutions, or it cannot work normally due to some specifics of the game engine.
Tomb Raider: Legend
Nvidia’s superiority in this test has been questioned by the Radeon HD 4870 X2. The new card outperforms the GeForce GTX 280 at 1600x1200 and 2560x1600 but loses at 1280x1024 and 1920x1200. The new card has no problems with multi-GPU technology although we could not achieve any performance growth with the traditional Radeon HD 4870 CrossFire tandem.