CrossFire vs. SLI: Sleeping Dogs & Bioshock
Next up we have some SLI and CrossFire testing with Sleeping Dogs and Bioshock Infinite.
All of the configurations scaled by roughly the same percentage, though the Radeon R9 290X slightly better scaling and already slightly higher frame rates, put it into the lead at 1920x1200. At 2560x1600,h however, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti put up the higher score in this game.
All of the dual-GPU configurations also behaved similarly in Sleeping Dogs according to our FCAT data. Nothing too exciting to see here.
Bioshock Infinite was all about the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. NVIDIA’s flagship didn’t offer the best scaling in this game, but its already high frame rates were obviously pushed even higher and it maintained its lead throughout.
The GeForce cards also delivered frames far more consistently than the Radeons. Not only did the 290X CrossFire setup suffer from a handful of very long frame times, but there were significantly drops throughout the test as well.