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13 Mar 2010   #1

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Does ATI cross fire really give much more?

Hi everyone, I have just got myself a nice 5850 and I am thinking of giving cross fire a go never tried it before. I just wanted to know how much more you really get out of cross fireing 2 5850's? I only have a 22" monitor so my max res is only 1600x900 so would i really see the benifit of cross fire?

hope you can help

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13 Mar 2010   #2
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Radeon HD 5850 review (CrossfireX)
That's one example of vs-performance on Far Cry 2, continue to the next pages and you will see the difference between Crossfiring and normal.
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13 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Hi everyone, I have just got myself a nice 5850 and I am thinking of giving cross fire a go never tried it before. I just wanted to know how much more you really get out of cross fireing 2 5850's? I only have a 22" monitor so my max res is only 1600x900 so would i really see the benifit of cross fire?

hope you can help
On some games, you will notice a difference, on others not much at all - especially at your current resolution.

Realistically, put the the new card through it's paces and if you find it lacking on your favourite titles... then the choice is up to you.
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13 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Radeon HD 5850 review (CrossfireX)
That's one example of vs-performance on Far Cry 2, continue to the next pages and you will see the difference between Crossfiring and normal.
That was a fab article mate taken a lot from that thanks very much!!!
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13 Mar 2010   #5
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Radeon HD 5850 review (CrossfireX)
That's one example of vs-performance on Far Cry 2, continue to the next pages and you will see the difference between Crossfiring and normal.
That was a fab article mate taken a lot from that thanks very much!!!
Wow, I'm glad it was useful
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13 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You are unlikely to notice a difference at that res for most games or programs.

If you got a big 30" HDTV for a monitor (or a few more monitors), and want to run a CAD program or something, then there WILL be a difference.

~Lordbob
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13 Mar 2010   #7

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

do it anyway - it's brilliant..!!
16:9 widescreen is excellent..
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14 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
do it anyway - it's brilliant..!!
16:9 widescreen is excellent..
Not at that resolution - performance will hardly increase. You also should double the RAM if you do. I wouldn't use Crossfire below 1920x1080.
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14 Mar 2010   #9

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

hmmm,
try running Crysis at Ultra High settings and you'll see the difference immediately, it runs completely smoothly, shows ALL of the fine detail and is totally fluid..

running a rig with high resolution screens is just another area where crossfire gives a boost, but it's not the only advantage..
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14 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
hmmm,
try running Crysis at Ultra High settings and you'll see the difference immediately, it runs completely smoothly, shows ALL of the fine detail and is totally fluid..

running a rig with high resolution screens is just another area where crossfire gives a boost, but it's not the only advantage..
Very High @ 1600 x 900? I'd prefer High @ 1080p.
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