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Single HD 4870 X2 vs Two HD 4870s on P45 - Test System Setup and 3DMark06


By: | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 14, 2008 4:00 am

Smooth Creations Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ 3.9GHz

 

Motherboard(s): Foxconn P45-A

 

Memory: 2 X 4GB G.Skill MQ 6-6-6-18

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 150GB

 

Operating System: Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: Catalyst 8.7 & R700 Only Driver

 

We couldn't let that beast of a Smooth Creations system rest for too long, so we've placed the power cord back in, hooked up our keyboard, mouse and 30" monitor and cranked the CPU up to 3.9GHz.

 

What we've done is run through our Vista benchmarks to see how we go with the two setups. Let's find out how we go and if my thought process was correct in wrapping up the HD 4870 X2 the other day.

 

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.

 

Single HD 4870 X2 vs. Two HD 4870s on P45

 

Under 3DMark06 we can see that the two setups barely show any difference across all resolutions.

 

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