Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Everything’s backward in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The fastest results come from our P55-based SLI configuration—the GeForce GTX 285s in N-mode simply don’t scale as well in this title, despite being added manually to the driver’s control panel.
The single-player campaign actually is a supported configuration on the ATI side, already present in Lucid’s software. And, in a couple of cases, A-mode outperforms CrossFire with and without anti-aliasing. But amazingly, two cards actually run slower than one in this title. I checked and double-checked—it’s better to be running one 5870 here.
Nevertheless, it’s a surprise to see X-mode halving the performance of a Radeon HD 5870 in a title we would have hoped would show off what Hydra could do.
A long way to go though.
It's explained in the analysis ;-)
Quoted from the last page; I disagree with that statement.
There are plenty of people in situations where using this board is a better investment performance per dollars. This is all the more relevant as this technology will undoubtedly find its way into cheaper boards and budget oriented setups where it will make all the sense in the world to bench it using mid-end value parts.
I, for one, would have liked to see what using gtx260s and 5770s would look like in this same setup. As is, this review leaves many questions unanswered.
Or at least that is the conclusion i'm comfortable with at the moment.
i also understand why you paired the 5870 with nvidia's greatest. there is a catch however... lucid guys did not have the chance to play with 5xxx series too much and you may be evaluating something that is not too ripe. i guess the 4xxx series would have been a better chance to see how well the technology works. couple that with games that are not yet certified for lucid, couple that with how much complexity this technology has to overcome... i think this is a magnificent accomplishment o lucid team part.
i also think that in order for this technology to become viable it will go down in price and will be found in much cheaper boards. for the moment the "experimenting phase" is done on the expensive spectrum. i saw some early comparisons and the scaling was beautiful. i know that the system put together by lucid... but that is fine since that was only a demo to show that it works. judging on how fast this guys are evolving i guess that they will go mainstream this year.