Multi-GPU Performance

Crysis

NVIDIA's own multi-GPU solution outperformed the GeForce GTX 280 when it launched, so it is not too surprising to see the Radeon HD 4870 in CrossFire mode doing the same. If AMD can put two of these things on a single card it will have a viable competitor for the GTX 280 as well as the GX2.


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Call of Duty 4

AMD's architecture did very well under Call of Duty 4 in the single-card tests, with a single Radeon HD 4870 performing better than a GeForce GTX 260. The scaling from one to two cards is beyond perfect in CoD4, the reason being that we test on two different platforms (Intel X48 for CrossFire, NVIDIA 790i for all single-cards), the end result is a rare case where two of AMD's $300 cards actually outperform two of NVIDIA's $650 cards. By no means is it the norm, but it is a testament to the strength of AMD's RV770 GPU.


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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

CrossFire continues to scale poorly in Quake Wars, while NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280 SLI completely dominates the charts here. The 4870 CF performance isn't terrible, it's actually in line with where it should be (2 x $300 cards are about as fast as 1 x $650 card).


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Oblivion Multi-GPU Performance in Assassin's Creed, Oblivion, The Witcher & Bioshock
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  • feelingshorter - Friday, June 27, 2008 - link

    Go with the one with the warranty. Which would be visiontech life time warranty. Asus does offer a 3 year warranty also. Reply
  • Nehemoth - Friday, June 27, 2008 - link

    Check this one
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  • Gannon - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - link

    No supreme commander? :-O Reply
  • designerfx - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - link

    http://bensbargains.net/deal/69638/">http://bensbargains.net/deal/69638/


    195 -> 20$ rebate newegg -> 20$ rebate bensbargains = $155!

    To think this card will get cheaper yet!

    I'm buying one asap. This is a freakin steal at 150 bucks.
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  • QEFX - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - link

    Heck, pick up 2. $310 for CF 4850s! Now there's "bang for the buck" on games that actually work properly with crossfire. Reply
  • Jjunior130 - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - link

    can i haz quantum physix? lol Reply
  • Mustanggt - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - link

    I was watching the 8800GT SLI and it was in the top 2 most of the test, for less than the price of 2 4870s i could pick up a SLI board and another 8800 GT. perhaps also a E8400 to equal the $600 on 2 of these 4870s in CF. I am talking about the resolution i use that the 8800GT was looking very good in SLI 1680x1050 Reply
  • BusterGoode - Thursday, June 26, 2008 - link

    I'd like to see the differnce the GDDR5 made and since clocking the 4850 up may not be possible right now it would be nice to see the 4870 slowed down. If this has been asked or done sorry so much info pouring out now it is hard to keep up, thanks! Reply
  • DerekWilson - Sunday, June 29, 2008 - link

    this is an interesting request ... we'll look at the possibility ... Reply
  • BusterGoode - Sunday, June 29, 2008 - link

    Thanks, great article by the way Anandtech is my first stop for reviews. Reply

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