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Radeon HD 4870 In CrossfireX at 4GHz - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

Already impressed with the HD 4870, we strap three of them into IBP's 4GHz rig and see what happens.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 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 / EVGA 780i SLI (SLI Tests Only)

 

Memory: 2 X 2GB OCZ DDR-3 @ 1666MHz / 2 X 2GB OCZ Reaper X DDR-2 @ 1066MHz

 

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

 

Operating System: Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: June Hot Fix Catalyst Driver (HD 4800 Series), Catalyst 8.6, Forceware 175.16 (9 Series) 177.34 (GTX 280),

 

What we've done is add our SLI results from the Tri SLI GTX tests to see how the HD 4870 compares to the much more expensive GTX 280 SLI setup. The only cards that are tested on the 780i SLI board are the two SLI configurations; all other cards are tested on the ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution.

 

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests.

 

3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

 

 

In our first test we can see the CrossfireX setup coming out on top. The standard Crossfire setup sits just slightly behind and offers a good boost in performance when compared to the single card setup.

 

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