The Crysis benchmark delivers some interesting results. At high settings, performance is very similar up to 1080p. But at 2560x1600, the CrossFire solution shows a sizable advantage.
When very high settings are applied, the single card is beaten across all resolutions. Having said that, the Radeon HD 6950 is capable of excellent performance at 1920x1080 at both of these settings, but without any anti-aliasing this game is very likely bottlenecked by something other than on-board memory.
Just Cause 2 obviously favors the current build’s dual-card graphics configuration, although there’s a strange hiccup at 2560x1600 using stock clocks. This is remedied when we apply overclocking, and the single Radeon HD 6950 is easily surpassed.
- System Builder Marathon: $1000 Enthusiast System
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding Applications
- Benchmark Results: 2D And 3D Graphics Apps
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 And F1 2010
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks