IMG 0071 s ATi Crossfire Details

We talked to Jay Marsden, the man behind Crossfire and he gave
us some interesting insights on this new platform. The master card will be based on
X800 and X850 series, produced by ATI itself and the slave cards will be the
X800/850 cards out there in the market. The availability of the master card is
projected to be end of June. The Crossfire offering could be extended to the
X700 series as well. Jay mentioned about a new Catalyst driver that will improve
gaming performance noticeably. The future Catalyst drivers could include
performance tweaking functions for their chipsets like the NVIDIA nTune utility. Interestingly, he mentioned that the 3DMark05 world records for
single and dual cards have been broken by none other than macci. He also
mentioned about a 5 digits score on a single card which is certainly incredible
and a score much higher than 14472 set by Shamino using NVIDIA 6800U SLI on the
Crossfire platform. Of course, Catalyst 5.6 was used which improve 3DMark05
performance by some 10% according to ATI.

Check out the full report
here.

IMG 0071 s ATi Crossfire Details

We talked to Jay Marsden, the man behind Crossfire and he gave
us some interesting insights on this new platform. The master card will be based on
X800 and X850 series, produced by ATI itself and the slave cards will be the
X800/850 cards out there in the market. The availability of the master card is
projected to be end of June. The Crossfire offering could be extended to the
X700 series as well. Jay mentioned about a new Catalyst driver that will improve
gaming performance noticeably. The future Catalyst drivers could include
performance tweaking functions for their chipsets like the NVIDIA nTune utility. Interestingly, he mentioned that the 3DMark05 world records for
single and dual cards have been broken by none other than macci. He also
mentioned about a 5 digits score on a single card which is certainly incredible
and a score much higher than 14472 set by Shamino using NVIDIA 6800U SLI on the
Crossfire platform. Of course, Catalyst 5.6 was used which improve 3DMark05
performance by some 10% according to ATI.

Check out the full report
here.