Dual-GPU graphics cards seem to be the latest buzzword in the industry, with the latest iteration of this concept being the forthcoming AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 which, as the name suggests, consists of a pair of 3870 cores “Crossfired” on a single board. Although plenty of Radeon HD 3870 X2 pictures have already found their way onto the internet, what many of us are interested to know is the card’s performance.
Luckily, the folks at FPS Labs have managed to get hold of the card and put it to the test against current generation cards running 3DMark06, F.E.A.R., Team Fortress 2, Call of Juarez, Company of Heroes, Oblivion, and Bioshock. For the most part, the card’s performance was on par with the likes of Nvidia’s 8800GT in a dual-SLI setup and 8800GTX. It also received the highest 3DMark06 score at 13852, followed by Nvidia’s 8800GT SLI as a close second with a score of 13463.
All in all, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 is an exciting product that sits at the very top of the graphics performance chart – something that AMD has been craving for well over a year now – and it’s also competitively priced at around $400, which is well under the $500+ price range of the 8800GTX or 8800GT in a dual-SLI configuration. Check out the full review at FPS Labs.