ATI Radeon HD 3870 + 3850 CrossFire – Mixing Video CardsThu, Feb 14, 2008 - 12:00 AM
World in Conflict
World in Conflict (also known as WiC or WIC) is a real-time tactical video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows and the Xbox 360. The game was released in North America on 18 September 2007 and was included in our testing as it is a recent DirectX 10 game title. It also has a threaded engine for multi-core processor support, which is ideal for this testing. The plot in World in Conflict is to defend their country, their hometown, and their families in the face of Soviet-led World War III, delivering an epic struggle of courage and retribution. You are a field commander leading the era’s most powerful military machines in the heroic effort to turn back the invasion…one city and suburb at a time. Let’s get on to the benchmarking! WIC was tested using the most recent patch available, which is patch number 002.
Results: When the game graphics are set to medium quality the game runs in DirectX 9 mode, so we ran testing at 1920×1200, 1600×1200 and 1280×1024 resolutions with these settings. The Radeon HD 3870 + Radeon HD 3850 CrossFire combination does very well at these settings and performed nearly the same as the Raden HD 3870 X2!
Results: Now that DirectX 10 has been enabled on high quality settings the Radeon HD 3870 + Radeon HD 3850 CrossFire combination shows some signs of fatigue, but was still 29% faster than a single Radeon HD 3870.