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With that in mind, all the benchmarks that you will see in this review are from games that we bought off the shelves just like you. This benchmark method makes the graphs and data easy to read, but adds another level of difficulty to the reviewer — making the manual run throughs repeatable and accurate. The second graph is a bar graph that tells you the average framerate, the maximum framerate, and the minimum framerate. Testing Methodology Graphics card testing has become the most hotly debated issue in the hardware enthusiast community recently. However, the X2 does have double the GDDR5 memory per chip compared to the single , and you don’t have to deal with getting a CrossFire motherboard and a power supply with enough power connectors. While it will be the decision of each individual gamer what is the lowest they will allow, comparing the Min FPS to the line graph and seeing how often this minimum occurs, should give you a good idea of what your gaming experience will be like with this game, and that video card on that resolution.

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Because in these tests where timedemos are used, the line graphs that show the frame rate at each second, each 4870s2 may not end at the same time precisely because one card is able to play it back faster than the other — less time passes and thus the FRAPs application gets slightly fewer frame rates to plot.

The games also saw some changes – we kept our Call of Duty 4, Crysis and Bioshock tests but changed how we tested World in Conflict and UT3; both titles use better sections of the game that scale for GPUs better – the previous settings were very CPU bound. While it will be the decision of each individual gamer what is the lowest they will allow, comparing the Min FPS to the line graph and seeing how often this minimum occurs, should give you a good idea of what your gaming experience will be like with this game, and that video card on that resolution.

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Before you might have been able to rely on the output of a few synthetic, automatic benchmarks to make your video card purchase, that is just veta longer the case.

We filled out the rest of the field with single- and dual-card Radeon HD setups to show how the X2 compares to its smaller sibling. PC Power and Cooling watt. So head on over to the next page where we’ll startup this far-reaching review, with the help of reference samples, and actually a retail sample from the folks over at Powercolor. In this review we’ll look beha the product, the architecture, the benchmarks, including frametime based FCAT measurements.

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ATI recommends using a W power supply for a single card and W for two cards. However, the peaks and valleys and overall performance of each card is still maintained and we can make a judged comparison of the frame rates and performance.

We know we can’t run every game or find every bug and error, but we try to do what we can to aid you, our reader, and the community as a whole. You put it in the pan, stir it and voilla Hey and welcome people.

X2 is times two. The graphics companies–all companies, really–are usually pretty good about not announcing new products too early, particularly when those new products are anticipated to outperform the company’s current product lineup. Obviously we’ll tell you all about specifications and pricing, but there is again something else we really wanted to test for you as when you buy an X2 product 2 GPUs it is possible to pair it up with yet another X2 card.

In our benchmarks, the FarCry tests were done in this matter: Graphics card testing has become the most hotly debated issue in the hardware enthusiast community recently.

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While this means the benchmarks are not exact to the most minute detail, they are damn close and practicing with this method for many days has made it clear to me that while this method is time consuming, it is definitely a viable option for games without timedemo support. Call of Duty 4 Crysis 13 – Game Performance: Testing Methodology Graphics card testing has become the most hotly debated issue in the hardware enthusiast community recently.

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Dual DVI-I connectors and a 7-pin video-out. I also added in a new game for the racing fans: When playing back the demo, the game engine then renders the frames as quickly as possible, which is why you will often see the “timedemo-style” of benchmarks playing back the game much more quickly than you would ever play the game.

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With that in mind, all the benchmarks that you will see in this review 48702 from games that we bought off the shelves just like you. Upon learning about upcoming products, customers, being the smart cookies that they are, tend to hold off on purchases and wait for the new models to come out. Of these games, there are two different styles of benchmarks that need to be described.

By James Yu on August 21, at 3: That also means it’s rather silent as it does not make any noise. In essence you take a large PCB printed circuit boardposition two or processors with an interconnect bridge-chip, grab a handful of memory chips, and then a pinch of resistors and mosfets. Our test system underwent a big refresh with this review and for all GPU reviews going forward.

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