ATI Radeon X850 CrossFire master card tested

Posted on Thursday, Nov 24 2005 @ 00:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer has posted a review of a Club 3D X850XT CrossFire master card.
We tested a master card as a single card as well just to show you the difference but I am sure that if you buy a master card you will want to buy a slave card and run them together. Crossfire is running some 50 percent faster in Doom 3 than on a single card. Our far cry test was CPU limited so even the two cards didn’t show any difference. Half Life was also limited and we could not see any difference till we turned anti aliasing on. Quake 4 was scoring some 12 FPS faster with two cards getting it to almost to 100 FPS. FEAR was an interesting one as it actually scored less with two cards than with one. If you buy those two cards we strongly recommend running in single card mode till ATI solve this driver issue.
Check it out 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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