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Radeon HD 3870 X2 Review

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Our power consumption tests later in the article were all performed on the Asus P5N-E when possible—the HD Crossfire configuration was tested on the X38 board for obvious reasons. Jan 21, Posts: Singapore Malaysia Philippines Indonesia. Also, note that performance jump from adding a second card in 3DMark percent is generally a best-case scenario for dual-GPU configurations.

The other accessories that we found in the HIS package are as follows:.

Radeon HD X2 Review – Page 6 of 9 – ExtremeTech

This site may earn faxtest commissions from the links on this page. Jun 26, Posts: Since there has been word that ATI is releasing newer drivers together with the official launch of the card that promise better performance, perhaps HIS is planning to bundle that version instead of the Catalyst 8.

In high quality mode that changes, with the X2 delivering 50 percent more performance than the alone, and the GT in SLI besting its single-card score by 57 percent.


Antialiasing and anisotropic filtering are fashest disabled.

ATI seem to have made a huge gain with this one. Test configuration and selection I’ve made some adjustments to the benchmark suite I used in our initial 380×2 review.

The HIS Radeon HD X2 1GB : HIS Radeon HD X2 1GB Review –

Although it’s a synthetic benchmark, 3DMark is easily accessible and generally familiar to anyone with even a passing interest in measuring 3D performance.

Futuremark 3DMark06 ver Company of Heroes ver 38702.

Id be looking at that to tbh, if i was buying a dual card, id want it faster than a single card with some AA on as well. The results here shouldn’t be read as indicative of performance in any particular game, but should generally indicate how numbers will trend. Nvidia GeForce GT I originally intended to present several additional sets of test results, but ATI’s “official” review driver was late in arriving, and I ended up trying out three separate driver sets before I got the official driver for the benches you see here.

The second bracket is defined as High Quality, or HQ for short. Although I never realised that Anand bench a cutscene and an empty map! Specifications and images by techpowerup.

The Geforce Ultra is suprisingly fast even compared to the GTS it only has a memory bandwidth advantage – the GTS has more texture units and same number of shaders. Especially in the 24″ benchmarks! Mar 7, Posts: According to the Steam hardware survey, The Radeon HD was using Catalyst 7. Along with a couple of bug fixes, these drivers made dramatic improvements to Crysis —but only in DX10 mode. GDDR3 memory is used instead of GDDR4, though the architecture remains the same, with the internal bit ring bus and the bit wide interface with the memory chips.


Two GPUs, one card: A review of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

Oct 17, Posts: Jul 11, Posts: Our 3DMark dusl are in line with expectations in both standard and HQ modes. Nov 17, Posts: Radeon HD X2. After all, it fastfst difficult to clock the GTX to Ultra speeds. Hence, our trusty platform, consisting of an Intel Core 2 Duo E 2.

One note here is that our operating environment is air-conditioned at about 21 to 22 degrees Celsius, so your own experience could vary depending on the card’s actual operating environment.