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ATI's Crossfire Xpress 3200 Chipset Takes Off
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Test Setup

System Hardware
Socket 939 Processors AMD Athlon 64 FX 60
(Toledo 90 nm, 2.60 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
ATI Platforms A8R-MVP (Socket 939), Rev. 1.02G
ATI RD480, Bios 0309 (12/13/2005)
A8R32-MVP Deluxe (Socket 939), Rev. 1.03G
ATI RD580, Bios 0201 (01/20/2006)
Nvidia Platforms ASUS A8N-SLI Premium (Socket 939), Rev. 1.02
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI, BIOS 1011-005 (01/18/2006)
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe (Socket 939), Rev. 1.01
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16, BIOS 1103 (01/02/2006)
RAM GEIL GLX1 GB3200DC
2x 512 MB DDR-400 (200 MHz, CL 2.0-2-2-5, 1T)
Hard Drive I Western Digital WD1600
160 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
Hard Drive II Western Digital WD1600
160 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
DVD-ROM Gigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Graphics Card I MSI RX1900 Series
ATI X1900XTX (650 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (1550 MHz)
Graphics Card II ASUS EAX1600XT Silent
ATI X1600XT (590 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (1380 MHz)
Graphics Card III Sapphire Radeon X1600XT
ATI X1600XT (590 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (1380 MHz)
Graphics Card VI 2x ASUS EN6600GT
Nvidia 6600GT (500 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (1000 MHz)
Sound Card Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space (PCI)
96.00 kHz sample rate
Power Supply EG485VE(W), ATX12V 2.01, 480 Watt
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Driver Nvidia NVIDIA nForce4 6.70 AMD Edition
Platform Driver ATI No
Graphics Driver Nvidia NVIDIA ForceWare 81.98

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Quake III Team Arena Version 1.32
1280x1024 - 32 bit
Timedemo1 / demo thg3
"custom timedemo"
Graphics detail = High Quality
F.E.A.R Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1280x920
Computer: High
Graphics Card: High
Options/Performance/Test settings
Quake 4 Version: 1.0.5 Beta (Dual-Core Patch)
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Timedemo demo4.demo 1 (load textures)
Call of Duty 2 Version: 1.0
Video Mode: 1280x1024
timedemo testdemo03
3DMark06 Version 1.0.2
1024x768 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus Version: 10.1.2.2150
from: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
TMPEG 3.0 Express Version: 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source (704x576) 16:9
DivX 6.1 Version: 6.1 (4 Logical CPUs)
Profile: High Definition Profile
Multipass, 3000 kbit/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.0 Version: 1.1.0 Beta 2
Encoding type: Twopass - Single pass
Profile @ Level: DXN HT PAL
Target size (kBytes): 570000
Clone DVD Version: 2.8.5.1
DVD-9 Terminator II SE
Convert DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (11-29-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
Applications
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1 Version: 7.1.0.352 (File)
Version: 7.1.362 (Program)
(3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
Winrar Version 3.51
(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
HTDV 1920x1080
Synthetic
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.1.0
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Version 2005.7.10.60 SR2
CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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