ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: CrossFire Done Rightby Derek Wilson on October 17, 2006 6:22 AM EST
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We are using the same Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 setup for this article that we've been using over the past couple months. Driver revisions haven't changed since our 7950 GT article, and we will be looking at the same three resolutions: 1280x1024, 1600x1200 and 1920x1440. Here's the breakdown of the hardware used:
|CPU:||Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (2.93GHz/4MB)|
Intel D975XBX (LGA-775)
NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
Intel 126.96.36.1997 (Intel)
NVIDIA nForce 8.22
|Hard Disk:||Seagate 7200.7 160GB SATA|
|Memory:||Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 (1GB x 2)|
ATI Catalyst 6.9
NVIDIA ForceWare 91.47
|Desktop Resolution:||1920 x 1440 - 32-bit @ 60Hz|
|OS:||Windows XP Professional SP2|
We will also be testing with the same seven games we've employed for the past few reviews. Next month will see an exciting change in our benchmarking lineup as we are preparing new games for the bench right now. Expect to see the latest Battlefield, Splinter Cell, and Company of Heroes make their way into our test suite in the near future. For now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the soothing experience that is benchmark analysis.
There is quite a bit of data in each of these tests, so we'll focus on the sweet-spot performance analysis and leave the rest of the data more for reference than anything else.