Dual graphics card showdown: CrossFire vs SLI vs 16X SLI

Posted on Friday, Nov 04 2005 @ 17:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD Zone has just posted a dual graphics card showdown matching CrossFire vs SLI vs 16X SLI. They compare using the X850XT PE in CrossFire mode versus SLI 7800GTs on the nForce 4 SLI, and the new nForce 4 16X SLI. They look for performance differences between the SLI setups, and against CrossFire.

They also investigate CrossFire modes looking at performance for AFR mode versus the default modes of Scissor and Supertiling. To do this they use the following OpenGL and Direct3D benchmarks. 3DMark2K5, Doom 3, Quake 4, F.E.A.R., FarCry, and Half Life 2. They are particularly interested in which games support the faster AFR mode, and what happens to performance when they do not.

You can check out the full article over here.


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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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