Although the latest version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. represents a tough first real-world app for MSI’s Fuzion and its Hydra engine, it at least demonstrates the technology functioning exactly as Lucid explained to us.
Call of Pripyat isn’t in the control panel’s list of validated games, though its predecessor is supported in A-mode. Thus, we added the game manually, discovering that the GeForce GTX 285 has some serious compatibility issues to overcome. Meanwhile, it looks like the more agreeable Radeon HD 5870s are running in single-card mode, as they match our baseline run with no AA applied.
The CrossFire and SLI scores are included to show how each pair of cards would perform on a conventional P55 platform dividing PCI Express into a pair of x8 links.
- It Began With A Bang!
- MSI’s Big Bang Fuzion Motherboard
- The Many Heads Of Hydra
- Hydra 200: An Evolved ASIC
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead 2
- Benchmark Results: DiRT2
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: Batman: Arkham Asylum