ATI Radeon X1950 Pro with Native CrossFire
|After many years of development, Take-Two Interactive recently released the highly anticipated game Prey. Prey is based upon an updated and modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar. Like Doom 3, Prey is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a plethora of dynamic lighting and shadows. But unlike Doom3, Prey features a fare share of outdoor environments as well. We ran these Prey benchmarks using a custom recorded timedemo with the game set to its "High-Quality" graphics mode, at resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
The Radeon X1950 Pro performed relatively well in our custom Prey benchmark. In the single card tests, the X1950 Pro trailed all but the similarly priced GeForce 7900 GS, but it was right up behind the GeForce 7900 GT. In a dual card CrossFire configuration, the new Radeon X1950 Pros also performed fairly well, although they were unable to catch any of the more expensive offerings.