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HD 3870 in Crossfire vs. HD 3870 X2 - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

You've seen the HD 3870 X2 in action; but can't decide whether or not to run two HD 3870s instead? We set you straight.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 29, 2008 5:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

Moving over to the more intensive 3DMark06 we can see that the X2 is again ahead of the Crossfire setup, but nothing too major.

 

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