Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
The 3-way CrossFireX system has a better score than the Zotac GeForce 9800 GX2, but the overall 3DMark05 score has little practical worth for modern top-performance graphics cards.
In the first test the Zotac card enjoys a small victory in the 2560x1600 mode. At the lower resolutions the 3-way system from ATI is no worse then Nvidia’s solution although has fewer TMUs (48 against 64).
The second test only shows a difference between the cards in the 2560x1600 mode. This time the ATI system is on top, being superior to Nvidia’s solution in sheer computing power.
The results of the third test are roughly similar to the first one, but the Zotac GeForce 9800 GX2 enjoys a bigger lead over the 3-way CrossFireX system here. This only refers to 2560x1600 resolution – the two solutions are similar in the other modes.