Through methodical and strenuous tests, we take real-world applications to the fullest by doing more than just 1 test (4) per benchmark at different resolutions and settings. It’s a long road to our GPU home.
The 4870 X2 can proudly stamp the “can play Crysis smoothly” stamp on the box Crysis didn’t pose a threat to the PCI-E 2.0x slots during Crossfire 4870’s, but with just one X2 card the frame rates are unforgettable . The energy is just roaring when compared to the competition that clocks at a much lower peak by 12 fps in comparison. There was a small dip going down from 2560x to 1920x, but that can be accounted for the fact that the render shaders weren’t properly optimizing the resolution context. In comparison to the Crossfire 4870’s we reviewed previously, the Radeon X2 cards perform marginally better. The ATI Radeon 4870 X2 loves to push the bar in terms of performance across the charts, and should have zero to little gimmicks in other games considering it just runs Crysis exceptionally well, a trend among the 4800 series of ATI cards.