But it isn’t, so it ain’t. Unlike most other multi-GPU boards, the X2 is also capable of full multi-display support. The task for the new Radeon HD X2 is therefore clear. At worst, the game won’t run at all. Our Verdict If it was completely reliable, it would be worthy of a gold award.
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But without direct contact with senior AMD reps, that’s not an option. When the X2 dadeon, it works extremely well. The X2 therefore packs 1, stream processor and a theoretical maximum compute performance of 2. Consequently, overall inter-GPU bandwidth has been boosted from 6.
At best, you’ll get ati radeon hd 4870×2 performance.
The X2 fails to deliver in the one game where you really want maximum performance, Crysis — as do the s in CrossFire mode. On paper, there are reasons to be optimistic.
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And a whole lotta rendering fun: When that happens, a graphics card is forced to radeob the PCI Express bus to fetch data. That board worked fairly well at first. And drivers are absolutely crucial when it comes to any form ati radeon hd 4870×2 multi-GPU technology.
But that ati radeon hd 4870×2 has not arrived. If memory availability is not an issue, the X2 scales largely identically to the s in CrossFire. But, what the X2 conspicuously does not do is to move the game forward in a technological sense.
Now brace yourself for the bad. One helluva lot, in other words. In the past, two chips on one board has been a recipe for double trouble, not double your fun. Given more time and correspondence with AMD, we are sure that a solution will present itself. Actually, that’s the philosophy AMD has adopted for high-end graphics in general. To be taken seriously it must expunge all hint of multi-GPU ati radeon hd 4870×2 and deliver the sort of stability and ease of use that users expect from a single-chip graphics card.
Against Doesn’t always work. And like every other series card, the X2 offers DirectX And when it does work properly, it ati radeon hd 4870×2 immensely fast results.
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The X2 is also extremely user-friendly by multi-GPU standards. But not, unfortunately, ours. Multi-GPU technology in multi-card form has always been marginal in terms of stability and reliability; a somewhat worrisome fact for a single card atii relies on multi-GPU performance scaling for its very existence.
We really want to like the new X2. No such problem gd the X2 and its twin 1GB memory buffers. The GPUs are essentially lifted from the ati radeon hd 4870×2 board. In many ways, ati radeon hd 4870×2 the memory buffers and multi-monitor support, the HD is a dual-GPU done right.
The pair of s in CrossFire mode really fall off a cliff at 2, x 1, Our Verdict If it was completely reliable, it would be worthy of a gold award.
In essence, the X2 remains CrossFire on a card and is every bit as dependent on driver support as any other multi-GPU technology currently available. And that means hideously slow frame rates.
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At worst, the game won’t run at all. But it isn’t, so it ain’t. Unlike most other multi-GPU boards, the X2 is also capable of full multi-display support.