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Minimum FPS Benchmarks: Radeon HD 5870 In CrossFire

Gamers: Do You Need More Than An Athlon II X3?

Let's examine the minimum frame rates with the Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire setups:

The Intel Core i7-920 has a solid advantage in every game except for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. Of course, the Far Cry 2 lead is mostly theoretical, as the frame rate is in excess of 60 FPS across all resolutions (although that still allows for a 9 FPS advantage over the Athlon II X3 440).

Far Cry 2 is clearly CPU-bottlenecked when it comes to the Athlon II X3 440. The result is the same across all resolutions.

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