ATI Radeon X1900 XTX And CrossFire: R580 Is Here
|If you've been on top of the gaming scene for some time, you probably know that FarCry was one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the
FarCry was essentially CPU bound in the lower resolution test, with all cards and configurations performing within a few frames per second of one another. Technically, NVIDIA had the edge in the default graphics configuration, but when anti-aliasing and aniso was used, ATI pulled ahead. Every card performed well though hovering around the 100 FPS mark. The same basically holds true at the higher resolution, but the performance deltas between the default tests and the tests with additional pixel processing were much larger. At the higher resolution, the Radeon X1900 XTX and XT are clearly the highest performers with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled, besting NVIDIA's 512MB GeForce 7800 GTX by about 13%. A pair of 512MB GTXs running in SLI mode had a slight edge over an X1900 CrossFire configuration, but the difference is minimal and more a result of CPU limitation than a bottleneck in the graphics sub-system.