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P67, X58, And NF200: The Best Platform For CrossFire And SLI

CrossFire Platform Performance: Just Cause 2

P67’s Sandy Bridge processor leads X58’s Bloomfield at our lowest Just Cause 2 settings, and adding the NF200 gives it an even bigger lead. The third card doesn’t provide much benefit at 1680x1050, however.

Take away what we said about the third graphics card, and everything else above applies at 2560x1600. A better CPU architecture (hosted by the P67 platforms) is at least as beneficial as more PCIe lanes (X58) in Just Cause 2, and combining these benefits via an NF200 bridge provides the ideal gaming solution.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.