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CrossFire vs. SLI: Sleeping Dogs & Bioshock

Next up, we have a few CrossFire vs. SLI tests with the Sleeping Dogs and Bioshock Infinite benchmarks.

The Radeon R9 290X cards showed excellent performance scaling in the Sleeping Dogs benchmark at the higher resolution, nearly doubling the frame rate exactly. Scaling at the lower resolution was still good, but nowhere near as high.


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And thankfully there were no frame latency issues to speak of in this game either. In fact, the Radeons and GeForces exhibited similar behavior throughout the benchmark run.

In terms of average frame rates, the Radeon R9 290X CrossFire configuration also showed good performance scaling in the Bioshock Infinite benchmark. At both resolutions, frame rates increased by a larger percentage on the Radeons.


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This game, however, suffered from a multitude of runt and dropped frames as recorded by FCAT. The GeForces’ line is about as smooth as you can get, save for a couple of minor spikes. The Radeons’ numbers are all over the map, though.
 


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