Don’t stay too long though, Ryan has also posted his take on the experience of gaming with four GPUs, no benchmarking tools or time demos here.
“In an effort to give Phenom some more limelight, AMD built these CrossFireX systems with 790 FX motherboards and quad-core Phenom CPUs running at 2.6GHz. We were only allowed to run today’s tests on this platform. (Shh…we never capitulate!) When testing four GPUs we tend to run at very high, GPU bound, resolutions making the choice of CPU much less of an issue. If anything, AMD was hurting itself by forcing Phenom upon us but it figured that any performance deficit due to CPU choice wouldn’t be too great thanks to the GPU-limited nature of most of the tests we’d be running.
The other stipulation for receiving this preview system is that we had to agree to only test the games AMD shipped with the system: Call of Duty 4, Bioshock, Unreal Tournament 3, Crysis and Half Life 2: Episode Two,”
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- AMD CrossFireX preview – scaling to new heights @ HEXUS
- HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ3 TurboX 512 MB @ techPowerUp
- MSI Radeon HD 3870 512MB OC @ Tweaktown
- The Single-Decker Champ: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ X-bit Labs