Asus X1950 Pro Crossfire (EAX1950PRO)
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Asus Technology
Benchmarking - 3DMark
For this section I will include only the results from the cards I have run 3DMark on in the test system. This is the X1950XT-X and the 7950GX2, as well as the Asus X1950 pro single card and crossfire results.
I used the popular gaming benchmarks made by Futuremark to bench all of the cards. I used 3dMark 03, 05 and 06. All benches were performed at stock speeds for this section. I ran all benchmarks from the stock settings just like the free versions to give you a good comparison of scores.
The Results were as follows:
First we start with 3dMark03. This is a benchmark that relies heavily on DirectX 8 features. This will give an indication of how the card will run on games that rely on DX 8.
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0. This benchmark is very taxing for the cards and also includes quite a harsh CPU benchmark. Seeing as this was run with the exact same CPU this was not an issue.
3DMark06 shows an almost doubling of the 3DMark performance when moving from a single card configuration to a dual card Crossfire solution. The X1950 Pro drops off a little in comparison to the X1950XTX, showing that the cut down card suffers a little in the more advanced DX 9.0c performance. Once again Crossfire does very well.