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iBuypower Dream 2006 CrossFire Gaming System

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s)AMD Athlon 64 FX-602.6 GHz, 1.0 GHz HT-Link, 1 MB L2 cache
PlatformNvidia : Asus AN832-SLI PremiumNvidia nForce4 SLI, BIOS version 1205Nvidia : Asus A8R32-MVP PremiumATI Xpress 3200 CrossFire, BIOS version 0404
RAMCorsair CMX1024-4400Pro2x 1024 MB @ DDR400 (CL3.0-4-4-8)
Hard DriveWestern Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA150
NetworkingOn-Board nForce4 Gigabit EthernetOnboard Marvell Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics CardsPowercolor Radeon X1900XTX 512 MB GDDR3650 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)Nvidia Based Cards :XFX GeForce 7950GX2 1 GB GDDR3570 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3675 MHz Core820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s)ATI - Catalyst 6.9 WHQLNVIDIA - Forceware 91.47 WHQL

Benchmark Results


We tested 3DMark05 at all resolutions, with antialiasing and anisotropic filtering disabled during the primary run. The second time around, we improved image quality by setting 4xAA and 8xAF. Clearly, the overclocked systems from ABS and Falcon Northwest posted the highest numbers during the first run, at a resolution of 1024x768. Coming in third was the iBuypower CrossFire system with a score of 16,512. At higher resolutions, the CrossFire systems post much higher scores than those of the Quad systems, or the Monarch with its overclocked GeForce 7900GTX in SLI. Comparing the identical systems from iBuypower, it is clear to see that CrossFire Radeon X1900s are faster than SLI or Quad SLI at all of the test settings.

System ConfigurationWinsTotal Wins
CrossFire Radeon X19001010
Quad SLI X7950GX200