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Radeon HD 4870 In CrossfireX at 4GHz

By: Shawn Baker | 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.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110


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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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