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Performance in RPG

Mass Effect 2

We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.

The 3-way CrossFire platform can challenge the GeForce GTX 480 SLI at 2560x1600, losing at the lower resolutions. Take note that its scalability is 50% at 1600x900, which is higher than with the ordinary CrossFire tandems.

Performance in Simulators

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

We enable the DirectX 11 mode for graphics cards that support it.

The 3-way CrossFire configuration enjoys an advantage at 1600x900 but looks no better than the GeForce GTX 480 SLI at higher resolutions. We don’t see a reason for investing into these expensive and non-economical solutions as you can achieve the same performance with a much cheaper graphics card.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

The game’s integrated benchmark cannot report the bottom frame rate. We use DirectX 10 and 10.1 modes here.

Nvidia GPUs remain unrivalled in this game. The most significant achievement of the 3-way CrossFire configuration is that it delivers the same average speed as the GeForce GTX 470 SLI at 2560x1600. The GeForce GTX 480 SLI isn’t much faster at that resolution, though.

 
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