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I'm going to see how the 2900pro's do. Might CF them. Supposedly $200 each. I'm pretty sure I can get better performance from it than one xt for $400.
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Beware of games that don't have Crossfire profiles, such as BF2142, STALKER....
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If they don't have profiles, they just default to scissoring right? So you don't get that good of a boost?
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Well on stalker ATI released some patch for Cat 7.3, because you would get no performance boost whatsoever by enabling Crossfire.
In BF2142, you could force alternate frame rendering mode by turning Catalyst AI on.....I'm not sure if that applies to all games or not...
I have heard that Crossfire is more versatile than SLI in game support, but I don't know why.
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Well I'll find out about it all next week...
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I'll be interested to see how they perform in games. Do you have HL2? If so, could you run the Lost Coast stress test? How about FEAR? I'll run whatever tests to compare. I have quite a bit of FPS games...that's really all I play.
Stalker has a timedemo (never run it), but that game is coded so horribly...it flogs any card! (at my res, 1920*1080)

I forgot to mention that Rivatuner owns for our cards...they have all of the stuff that the AMD clock tool has, plus VRM temp, power output, and current
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I don't have HL2 but I do have Lost Coast (I dunno why...) I have FEAR and STALKER also. I'll run some comparisons before and after. Next week. I have drinking to do this weekend and have to build a flatbed for my Toyota, =)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ian209 View Post
hmmm, i'm having a debate:

1) To get one more HD 2900XT and go Crossfire
2) To wait for R700...

hmmmm...
depends how long it is b4 R700 comes out tbh
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I may end up keeping the CF rig I have up on eBay...if so I will then begin torturing it and playing some games (or trying...lol setch a n00b) and maybe we should start our own "Top 30" thread for ATI driven rigs....
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I don't have HL2 but I do have Lost Coast (I dunno why...) I have FEAR and STALKER also. I'll run some comparisons before and after. Next week. I have drinking to do this weekend and have to build a flatbed for my Toyota, =)
lost coast was free with your ati card you can also download a few other freebies from steam

http://www.steampowered.com/ati_offer1a/
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