Radeon HD 4870 X2 and Crossfire review

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12 - Game Performance: Call of Duty 4 | Crysis

Gaming: Call of Duty 4

Activision recently released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the next installment in the popular war game series. Moving away from the World War II setting, Modern Warfare instead centers around a conflict involving Russia and the Middle East. And hey, you even get to die ... and then continue the game in the past.

Call of Duty 4. Is there anyone who doesn't like the game? For this benchmark we disguise ourselves in the Ghillie suit, load up ACT II - All Ghillied up. Not just for the great gameplay, but also the intense and dense graphics utilized are breathtaking. Massive high-quality texturing, shaders and a serious amount of shadows, fog and debris are applied in this level to mask and hide as best as you can.

Image Quality setting:

  • 4x Anti Aliasing
  • 16x anisotropic filtering
  • All settings maxed out

Next to the fact that you have way too much muscle for this game now (in a very positive way!) ATI has been working real hard on increasing performance on driver level with this title. Ever since the last two Catalyst driver releases we noticed differences in the order of 10%, one slight sidenote the 4870 512MB was tested with an earlier driver and is missing that ~10% extra performance. I'll try to get that updated soon. But even so, look at that performance scaling ...

Copyright 2008 Guru3D.comOur test level - All Ghillied up - more hefty on the GPU opposed to other levels.


Gaming: Crysis - Single Player v1.2

With mankind facing an alien cataclysm, your elite Delta force and North Korean forces combine, united by common humanity in a battle to save Earth. Graphically stunning, tactically challenging and always intensely immersive, Crysis sets player choice at the heart of its gameplay, with customizable tactical weaponry and adaptable armor allowing instant response to changing conditions. Crysis doesn't feel all that different from its predecessor, Far Cry. Both are set on an island. Both involve a latent alien menace. Both bid you move more or less linearly through shaggy jungle areas, where the fact that you're progressing in a single direction is camouflaged by your ability to approach obstacles in your path any way you like. Think the "every time you play a situation yields radically different behaviors and results" approach in games like Rainbow Six Vegas or Gears of War except on more of a geographic scale.

Oh yeah, you probably want to hear about how it performs, right?

Image Quality setting:

  • 0x Anti Aliasing
  • 16x anisotropic filtering

Follow the green line please ... with medium Image Quality settings up-to 2560x1600 is playable. With the latest press-driver used in this review the X2 finally is starting to show some better performance scaling. But NVIDIA still owns this game performance wise, though everything is just very close.

Copyright 2008 Guru3D.comOur test level - Crysis at medium image quality setting still looks fantastic.

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