Crossfire: ATI's Answer to SLI

Posted on Tuesday, June 13 2006 @ 13:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
If we have to make a conclusion right now based on the information we got during testing for this article, ATI really have a solid offering in Crossfire. NVIDIA should be worried. Even with quite a slow card and a limited system, a pair of Radeon X1600XT in Crossfire scale beautifully in performance. In most cases you'll see a definite increase in performance, both at default and with AA / AF enabled. The increase does vary, mostly depending on your processor and the chosen graphics cards vertex shader performance. In pixel shader limited situations, the gains can be very impressive - 70 to 100 percent. At it's worst, you'll get a minimal impact in performance, mostly on the upper limit (SW: KOTOR) so it's virtually penalty free.

Check it out over at Tech Hounds.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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