Sapphire X1600 Pro CrossFire ReviewWed, Apr 26, 2006 - 12:00 AM
Serious Sam 2
Ok, let’s get Serious! This game offers HDR, tons of impressive scenery and enough enemies to make your trigger finger tired. We’ve provided results below with HDR and no AA, and results with standard Anti-Aliasing without HDR. HDR is the next big thing for games coming out today and on the horizon. Although the ATI X1000 series support the use of Anti-Aliasing with HDR enabled in Serious Sam 2, the Nvidia 7000 series does not. No HDR+AA results were included in the review for this reason.
In Serious Sam 2 the CrossFire system performs just as well in most of the tests as the single X1800 GTO and 7600 GT and in a couple of tests actually comes within striking distance of the 7900 GT. As the resolution scales up the CrossFire system is able to put a good lead on the 7600 GT.
The benefit of adding a second X1600 Pro in Serious Sam 2 is very near double the speed of a single card and that is extremely impressive.