4670 Crossfire - The secret to budget gaming?

GRID & Unreal Tournament 3 Results

GRID

Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that presents a challenge to any graphics system. Results were recorded using FRAPS to log the average FPS over a 2 minute race. To ensure consistency, the same track, car and general path of travel was used in each of the 5 benchmark runs for each graphics card, with an average FPS being calculated from the median three results.

GRID Results

GRID CPF
 

Unreal Tournament III

Unreal Tournament 3
the latest game in the long running Unreal series from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest UE3, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.

UT3 Results

UT3 CPF
 

Result Discussion

Finishing up with GRID and Unreal Tournament III, the 4670 Crossfire configuration just can't keep up with the other cards in the test even at lower resolutions. However, while UT3 was certainly playable at 1900x1200 with an average FPS of 113.65, GRID on the other hand was not. This may sound strange considering the 4670 Crossfire setup was pushing out close to 60FPS average, but with a minimum FPS of just over 20FPS, the with the fast paced racing style and debris from other cars was clearly taking its toll on the Crossfire configuration making gameplay quite awkward.

In terms of cost per frame (CPF) the 4670 Crossfire configuration comes in just a little more expensive than the 4850, but still better value for money than the 4870 or GTX260.

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