Diamond HD 4870 1GB CrossFire Video Card ReviewTue, Dec 16, 2008 - 8:00 AM
Need For Speed: Undercover
Need for Speed: Undercover is an action-packed game whose story of pursuit and betrayal takes players back to the series’ roots with break-neck cop chases, spectacular highway battles and an expansive open-world.
Need for Speed Undercover features stunning Hollywood-style live-action in-game movies in which the player is recruited by Federal Agent Chase Linh, played by Maggie Q (Mission Impossible III and Live Free or Die Hard), to go deep undercover in order to infiltrate and take down a ruthless international crime syndicate. Posing as a wheelman, the player will be required to prove themselves by completing jobs, racing through speedways, dodging cops and chasing rivals.
Need for Speed Undercover also features its signature real-world damage and car customization for over 55 of the hottest licensed vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT2 and the all-new unreleased 2009 Nissan 370Z.
The first test in our review and the Diamond 4870 1GB jumps out on top by a decent margin. It leads in all three resolutions by just enough to keep things interesting. Notice that CrossFire actually loses to the single card in this game. There doesn’t seem to be a CrossFire profile in the 8.12 driver so we actually have worse performance here. Luckily it’s not enough to cause the game to run poorly, however we would still like to see more return on the investment of having two video cards.