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R700: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - Test Setup

All our testing uses a variety of manual run throughs and automated timedemos, but regardless of which test method is used, we monitor all tests to ensure performance is consistent. Where there are spurious results or dips in performance we will note this. We also do multiple run throughs then take the average of these and report that figure to you. The test setup is as follows:

Common System Components

* Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770
* Asus P5E3
* 2GB Corsair TWIN3X2048-1333C9 DDR3
* 150GB Western Digital Raptor
* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Drivers
* ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2:
* Other ATI Cards: Catalyst 8.4
* nVidia 9x00 series: Forceware 175.19
* nVidia GTX 2x0 series: Forceware 174.74

Cards Tested
* ATI HD 4870 X2
* ATI HD 4870
* ATI HD 4850
* nVidia GeForce GTX 280
* nVidia GeForce GTX 260
* nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX

Games Tested
* Crysis
* Race Driver: GRID
* Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
* Call of Duty 4
* Counter-Strike: Source


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