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Old 01-13-2008, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Well, im pretty sad, ive seen some benchmarks on games like Prey and such where 2 3870's couldnt beat one GTX. Is that just because its not made for crossfire, or is that what i look forward too?
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well prey's an old game and old games tend to be CPU bound. New games like today are GFX bound like crysis. If you compare a 2.4ghz core 2 quad with a 2.4 celeron (Conroe-XL), you might have similar results, on prey that is.
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Thank god. lol.
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Default Re: Crossfire 3870.

I've got 2 x 3870's in crossfire. They are faster than a GTX in just about any DX9 or DX 10 game.
They're faster than SLI'd 8800 GT's on average.

And, they use less power than a GTX, or two GT's.
In fact, on idle, two 3870's use less power than a single GT
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I've got 2 x 3870's in crossfire. They are faster than a GTX in just about any DX9 or DX 10 game.
They're faster than SLI'd 8800 GT's on average.

And, they use less power than a GTX, or two GT's.
In fact, on idle, two 3870's use less power than a single GT
they'll beat 1 8800ultra also 2x8800gt's (probably even two 8800gts g92 because Crossfire owns SLi in scaling)
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Sweeet.
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Prey is OpenGL right? ATI hasn't really optimized for OpenGL like Nvidia iirc so that may have something to do with it.
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