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Four Radeon HD 4850s In CrossfireX - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 22, 2008 4:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650 @ 4GHz (400MHz x 10)


Cooling: Swiftech Apogee GTX Block (CPU) 3x 120mm Radiator, MCP655-B Pump


Motherboard(s): ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution


Memory: 2 X 2GB OCZ DDR-3 @ 1666MHz 7-7-7-20


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10,00RPM SATA


Operating System: Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: June Hot Fix Catalyst Driver (HD 4800 Series)


We up the ante from two cards to four cards today. While still early days, for the HD 4850 we find out if there is any form of a performance increase when moving from two cards to three, or even four.




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We can see that just like Tri SLI, we do get some gains across the board; but nothing major.


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