by Rob Williams on October 25, 2010 in Graphics & Displays
We took a hard look last week at AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850, and in the end, were left impressed. The FPS/$ ratio was superb, as was the feature-set. How do things look when the same cards are tossed into a CrossFireX setup? Well, AMD claims an up to 1.99x gain in certain games, so let’s see how reliable that figure is.
One of the most popular PC-exclusive RPGs received an update recently, in the form of ArcaniA: Gothic 4. The game is gorgeous, immersive, and is one I really, really want to play. Our runthrough here takes us on a quick stroll through the starting village, which is bursting at the seams with eyecandy.
Gothic 4 isn’t what I’d call the most detailed out there, but the graphics are still quite good, and so unlike most of our other games tested, it actually does require a beefy machine to play. CrossFireX helped improve things quite a bit. Can you believe it? CrossFireX’d HD 6870’s getting 45 FPS at 1680×1050 in an RPG game, whew. Move over Crysis!