X1800XT Crossfire Review

The gang at HardOCP have taken a look at ATI's current flagship Radeon X1800 XT in a Crossfire dual-GPU configuration. Although NVIDIA's SLI is typically seen as being more refined and polished right now, Brent seems to be impressed with the performance of this setup. For a second opinion, you can reference our own review of this setup and then make a decision for yourself. With the next generation flagship cards right around the corner, you might want to hold onto that cash that's burning a hole in your pocket and make a decision a bit down the road.

The bottom line is that the Radeon X1800 XT is still playing catch up on the single card front with a single GeForce 7800 GTX 512. But since the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 is so scarce right now, that point may be moot. We have seen now what an X1800 XT CrossFire platform can do and it does hold its own well against the fastest GPUs that NVIDIA has to offer. It is playing catch up some, but it is catching up. In a few cases, CrossFire is winning.
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