Benchmark Results: Synthetics
Starting with 3DMark 11, the Radeon HD 6850s in CrossFire take a big lead over AMD's Radeon HD 6950, even when it’s overclocked and unlocked to nearly match a Radeon HD 6970's specifications. It will be interesting to see if actual games demonstrate the same advantage.
PCMark Vantage clearly benefits from our faster hard drive, and Western Digital's Caviar Black drive helps the new system achieve a lead in the productivity test.
The Sandra scores show a close race, but the previous system has better memory bandwidth due to lower latencies.