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Multi-GPU Setup and scaling


Multi-GPU Setup and scaling

With so much PCIe slots, we at the very least had to tryout a 3-way GPU setup. Check out the results with the all new Radeon HD 5770 in Triple Crossfire. Before we show the tests, we did cherry pick the better scaling titles. 3-way GPU rendering seems to be a difficult task to get 100% working on some titles. Since we are showing the hardware here today I wanted to show you the maximized performance benefit.


Far Cry 2 in 3-way Crossfire

Throw your memory back to the year 2004 and the release of the innovative Far Cry on PC. Developer Crytek managed to fashion one of the most convincing and striking locales in all of gaming, and satisfied gamers with the freedom to pass through the landscape and tackle enemies in almost any way they saw fit. You surely remember Jack Carver and that things were about to get seriously messed up for you? Well, tough luck. You are no longer at that deserted tropical island but hop into a jeep and arrive at the sandy savannah surroundings of Africa. And that's a change... as much as you'll no longer run into any mutants, aliens, or any superpowers or psychic powers. Also - you are no longer Jack Carver, you assume the role of one of nine different mercenaries who are embedded in the midst of a brutal civil war which rages in an imaginary African nation.
Everything that goes down is involved in a dirty little bush war in central Africa and you'll have to use a rusty AK-47 and whatever bits of scavenged land mine you can duct-tape together. Two factions struggle for supremacy: the United Front for Liberation and Labour and the Alliance for Popular Resistance, and both are known for blood and control.

Far Cry 2 -- we are in high-quality DX10 mode with 8x AA (anti-aliasing) and 16x AF (anisotropic filtering).

Again this are three Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards with the latest Catalyst Cypress Beta.

In the upper chart we look from bottom to top at the Radeon HD 5770 single, then 2-way and 3-way CrossfireX performance. As you can observe Far Cry 2 scales really well. In fact it is one of the few titles so extremely positive for 3-way GPU gaming.

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