PowerColor HD6990 Crossfire Review

Far Cry 2 and Metro 2033

PowerColor HD6990 Crossfire Review

Far Cry 2

Ignoring the overclock result for a moment we can see how scaling is greatly affected by the quality of the underlying game engine. The Dunia engine is one that your humble scribe has long felt didn't get the use it deserved and at least it takes advantage of the four GPUs we have available with our PowerColor setup today.

 

Metro 2033

Is there no end to the talents of the 4A Development team and their 4A Engine? As badly as it performs with a single GPU at the helm, it just eats extra hardware for breakfast, making 100% use of it, then sits there like the omnom from Cut the Rope just waiting for the next bit.

If the HD6990 was impressive, two are stunning. Sure it's a grands worth of kit, but to run out of eye-candy settings on Metro 2033 and still be well into triple digit frame-rates is almost worthy of a round of applause.

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Most Recent Comments

07-03-2011, 23:51:06

TheWhiteRose000
Again.

Does want.Quote

08-03-2011, 00:46:23

Hribi
I wonder how it would perform in wather cooled conditions? Uderwise nice card, but a little hot and loud for my taste Quote

08-03-2011, 01:41:50

dugdiamond
very nice - but however rich i think i am, i cannot justify paying over £1000 for two cards, just for an upped framerate.

although, on their own, they handle the benches very well, considering that they are dual gpu cards.

i think AMD have also overpriced them, as they offer no new technology. for that price i would expect DX12 (whatever/whenever that may be) Quote

08-03-2011, 02:41:51

Zeals
Wow for Quad GPUs they scale insanely well.Quote

08-03-2011, 03:16:38

wraithien
Wow it might be expensive but crossfire performance is insane though that's a hell of a lot of money for two graphics card regardless of performance.Quote
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