We test and review the ASUS ARES II as single card and in Crossfire today. The ARES 2 is a dual-GPU Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Fully customized with 3rd party Liquid cooling. We test the product one one and three monitors in Eyefinity with the hottest games like Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more. This product is based on two Tahiti XT2 GPUs, meaning that it’s clocked higher than one GHz with the ability to Boost the core clock frequency. ASUS unleashed a beast !
We have three Radeon HD 7950 cards in house -- anyone smells Crossfire ? We'll setup these three cards up in multi-GPU mode (two and three-way) clock them standard and test multi-GPU performance -- taking it to the next level, multi-GPU gaming.
AMD decided to respin and rebrand some of its graphics card, and that entails a re-launch of the existing Juniper XT (Radeon HD 5770 series) as the Radeon HD 6770 series. So yeah we look at the HIS Radeon HD 6770 ICEQ TURBO edition. A fairly interesting product series as that juniper graphics core still can flex its muscle. What we found more interesting though is to see what happens if you place two of these cards in Crossfire mode. Can 200 EUR worth of cards beat a 300 EUR costing Radeon HD 6970 ? That's the primary question we will try and answer today as sometimes it just makes more sense to go with two GPUs. Read article
In this article we'll be looking at an actual retail sample flown in with the speed of light by HIS technology. The card itself is 100% reference with a HIS sticker on it, as such many segments of this review will be similar to the reference review. With one distinct difference, since we have two cards .. we can also look into CrossfireX performance, that's right .. four GPUs dominating your games. Will it be worth it ? Read article
Where we are a little puzzled about the Radeon HD 6950 all by itself, but in CrossfireX this solutions seems to kick ass massively. See with two Cayman PRO GPUs on board you effectively can double up everything without being extremely CPU limited. Read article
We review the Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 in CrossfireX mode. Will performance double up ? Will modern games be properly supported ? And how much power do these multi-gpu setups really consume ? We'll find out all of it in todays test.
Meet the Powercolor HD5770 1GB GDDR5 Single Slot graphics card. Each card Radeon HD5770 is clocked at 850MHz, has a 1GB memory partition running at 1,2GHz (x4 Quad data rate gDDR5) over a 128 bit memory bus. Each card comes with a Display Port, DVI-I and HDMI allowing much flexibility monitor wise. The new cards are clocked at reference speeds as the new single slot coolers obviously have a little less cooling capacity opposed to the dual-slot version. Today we'll take a total of four of these cards and see what they'll do setup in multi-GPU-mode, CrossfireX. Read article
Today ATI releases thus the Radeon series 5600. Actually Radeon HD 5650 and 5670 today in specific -- we'll be looking at a couple of these cards. These cards offer a wide variety in functionality but even in the new budget products ATI put in enough transistors to allow you to play modern games well -- if you give them the right circumstances that is. The card we'll be testing today is lined up directly against NVIDIA's GeForce GT 240 products, with the Radeon HD 5670 being slightly faster, DX11 compatible and sure .. ATI threw in Eyefinity as well. We'll test it in-depth and look at Crossfire performance as well. Read article
It's time to unleash the beast, welcome to a nice feature length review on the latest dual-GPU offering from ATI. What ATI did with the Radeon HD 5970 is to place two RV870 chips onto one PCB. Bridge them, Crossfire them and all of the sudden you'll have 4.3 Billion transistors at your disposal with a whopping 4.6 TFLOPs of raw performance. Yes the fastest graphics card in the world is unleashed, let's test it!
In this review we'll look at the Radeon HD 5750, ATI's most budget DX11 card available at this time. For the money this is a great performer with some really lovely features as well. We will test the Radeon HD 5750 in single and a CrossfireX (Multi-GPU) setup. It's a product that performance wise positions itself close to the Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce GTS 250 yet now with superior features at an attractive price. Read article
If you pick up three Radeon HD 5770 1024MB cards say at 150 USD, would that bring game performance into the uber high-end level? Well, we wanted to find that out. So we took a new eVGA P55 Classified motherboard which has plenty of PCIe x16 ports, popped in three Radeon HD 5770 1024MB cards and once again ran our test suite of software to see what performance scaling is like, and where we end up anno 2009 with driver issues, as there are bound to be at least a few of them. Head on over to Guru3D's 3-way Radeon HD 5770 CrossfireX review. Read article
Today we'll test and review the Radeon HD 5850; we'll check both the single GPU performance but also will check it out in CrossfireX multi-GPU mode. This card promises to go neck-to-neck with the 349 USD GeForce GTX 285 in terms of performance. The Radeon HD 5850 however comes with full DirectX 11 compatibility, Eyefinity and some sheer brutal rendering performance in both gaming and compute features. It's everything the Radeon HD 5870 really is, just a slight step slower but more affordable.
After the dust settled from yesterday's announcment, today we'll look into Radeon HD 5870 CrossfireX performance, scaling and compatibility in a dedicated article covering our entire benchmark test suite. The fun thing about this article will be the fact that it will almost EXACTLY tell us the performance of the upcoming Radeon HD 5870 X2 as well, which is one of the most anticipated cards by Guru3D aficionados, oh dude come on admit it. Read article
This article will cover Multi-GPU gaming, both ATI CrossfireX and NVIDIA SLI. We are not talking two GeForce 9600 GT's in SLI or a set of Radeon HD 4850 cards in Crossfire, no Sir ... we start in the high-end performance segment with 2-way, 3-way and 4-way GPU SLI adn CrossfireX configutrations. Read article
For those of you who lived under a rock and do not know what the X2 actually stands for, it's as simple as it sounds. X2 is times two .. these products are based on multiple GPUs per graphics card. In essence you take a large PCB (printed circuit board), position two 4850 or 4870 processors with an interconnect bridge-chip, grab a handful of memory chips, and then a pinch of resistors and mosfets. You put it in the pan, stir it and voilla ... your serving is ready. Wanna see how fast the fastest performing graphics card in the worls is ? of course you do .. Read article
Radeon 4850 and 4870 Crossfire review. Since Radeon series 4800 cards offer so much value, it might even be interesting to pair them in CrossfireX mode. See much like NVIDIA's SLI offerings, AMD's ATI solution can be paired and matched as well. So pretty much today we'll place several cards together in CrossfireX mode, first the cards paired (two) and then we'll for the sake of it see if we can pair three cards CrossfireX mixed, meaning 2x 4870 and one 4850. Read article
OCZ bought PC Power & Cooling, for the time being OCZ will sell the PC Power & Cooling as is. It's now their high-end segment of power supplies which is interesting as I always figured their now mid-range line to be pretty snazzy as well.
With this small introduction on OCZ's, PC Power & Cooling product line we land at the Silencer PSU rated 750 Watts. The product as shown today is available in two SKU versions, one SLI and one Crossfire. The SLI version is colored dark black, the Crossfire version in demonic red. The difference between the two ? .. none except the color. Read article
The recently released Radeon HD 2900 XT as we\'ll show is a really fine piece of hardware. Performance wise it sits among the GeForce 8800 GTS cards. The more interesting thing is it\'ll be a high-end product at a very interesting price-level. 399 USD. Since that is a manufacturer suggested retail price you can expect prices of 350 EUR soon. The Jetway HD X2900 XT boards is HDMI/HDCP ready, has Avivo HD and as bundle will shipped with three full free games: Half-life2: Episode 2; Team Fortress 2 and Portal. Read article
Primarily this is a Radeon X1650 XT Crossfire article, yet with included X1950 Pro Crossfire results as well. Ever since NVIDIA released the GeForce 7600 GS/GT cards earlier this year ATI has had a very rough time delivering a product that offers the same performance. They constantly were close but not close enough. ATI worked hard to finish up its new 80 nanometer products and despite a delay of all the 80 nanometer chips, it is finally ready in good quantities. The Radeon X1950 Pro for example is such a product. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/02/2006 07:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
So what are we going to do today .. first we'll have a look at the product specifications, then we'll talk a little about Crossfire, obviously a nice photo-shoot and then a set of benchmarks. We'll test the Single X1600 Pro (100 USD) as well as paired in Crossfire (200 USD) and will compare it with a 200 USD X1800 GTO (200 USD) and a pre-clocked GeForce 7300 GT (120 USD) from Galaxy to get some perspective into this review. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/27/2006 08:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Without further ado let me present to you the products used in today's review as that well known manufacturer ASUS had a big part in today's article. To be able to handle all that luxurious rendering power ASUS supplied us with their all new ATI RD580 based A8R32-MVP Deluxe and an ASUS EAX X1900 Crossfire edition graphics card. We'll pair that card up to our reference card which is the fantastic ATI Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/19/2005 09:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Today we will be talking about ATI's latest Crossfire solution based on the X1800XT. Since this is actually our first Crossfire article, we will have to explain a bit about what it actually is, won't we? Read article