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Mobility Radeon Vs. GeForce M: The CrossFire Advantage

Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat

DiRT 2 plays smoothly on the slowest system at 1080p and high details, while the CrossFire config is anxious for more.

The CrossFire configuration really shines at DiRT 2’s highest settings, while its GeForce GTX 480M rival bites the dust at anything higher than 720p.

The latest S.T.A.L.K.E.R. installment doesn’t need any fancy hardware to play reasonably well at its high-quality preset.

Adding AA to the Ultra preset is a different matter, as it nearly kills every system at settings higher than 720p. We did check the minimum frame rates as well, and only the CrossFire configuration stayed above 20 FPS at 1680x1050.

Since we just mentioned our middle test resolution for the first time, we might also want to mention that its 16:10 aspect ratio doesn’t match the monitor. Though 1600x900 is an option for both the flat panel display and the competing GeForce GTX 480M, AMD's Radeon (Catalyst) drivers don’t support it.

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