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The 720P test is the one most benchmark sites uses anyway, and the one I use for comparing scores.

There's also a new one just called "3dMark" that came out last year. It can be downloaded for free on Steam, its listed as a "demo" which is also limited but again it's the standard setting used on most benchmark reviews. LINK

Thanks, I'll give that a shot and report back. I'll test single card, then throw the other card back in there. I'll be comparing it to whatever The Beast ends up scoring for comparison.
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Just make sure you report back on your own thread lol.
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Just make sure you report back on your own thread lol.

Sir, yes, sir!! Though this ironically ties into your question on whether or not crossfire is worth it thumb.gif
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haha man im just giving you a hard time! but you do not have a crossfire set up do you? you have a 6970 and a 5xxx series card right?
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Oh op,
What cpu are you runnin?
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haha man im just giving you a hard time! but you do not have a crossfire set up do you? you have a 6970 and a 5xxx series card right?

The 5870 is in the older rig.

On my current main sig rig, I run TWO 6970s in xFire. Right now I'm running a single card to diagnose what I feel is a "lack in performance", which certainly isn't being caused by my CPU that handles everything nicely at 4.5GHz.

Some folks will tell you that the 5870 was one of the best cards ATI ever pumped out, I'm inclined to agree, and I bet in an xFire scenario, they would still perform well by today's standards.
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I am running a 4770k
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I am running a 4770k

Oh okay that's good, it rules out throttling
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Well, when it comes to benchmarking, the difference for me between 1 card and 2 cards is significant

According to 3DMark, the current high-end gaming PC tops out with a First Strike score of 9131.

With one card, my computer clocked in with a score of 3896, putting it barely above a Gaming Laptop at 3364, and scoring better than 34% of other computers tested.

With my second card in place, I scored 6803, much closer to the high-end machine (though not as close as I'd hoped, or would like) and double that of a gaming laptop.

I was going to share the detailed scores for each test between single card and dual card, but I don't want to add any info that might be deemed unneeded.

If you're curious, I can post them up.


Bottom line - When it comes to benchmarking, multi-GPU setups can drastically increase your performance; how it fares in the real world, is purely dependent on what you're doing/playing.
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   I thought I would share some of my CF experiences with the 4 x 7970  rig.

The 4 x R290X results will be available shortly.

 

If your interested;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1473361/amd-high-performance-project-by-red1776/100#post_22079987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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