ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Crossfire review :: Test Setup and Software

10-24-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Elric Phares

One oddity Iíve noticed is that the Batman Arkham Asylum performs exactly the same with Crossfire mode (within one FPS) as without it. There are stories that the game does not work with Crossfire Mode and this appears to be the case. Speculation has it that NVIDIA has conveniently cock blocked ATI from using their technology in a game they worked on developing, but this is only rumor at this point in time. The other games in the benchmark suite did show performance differences when using Crossfire mode over a single card configuration.

Test System

  • Core i7 920 CPU running 2.66GHz standard
  • Intel DX58SO motherboard running latest drivers and BIOS
  • Two ATI HD 5770s (Sapphire and XFX) running HD 5800 Series launch driver
  • Two ATI HD 5750s (Sapphire and XFX) running HD 5800 Series launch driver
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 mode
  • 3GB Kingston KHK1600 DDR3-1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz (Maximum memory supported by Core i7 920 CPU)
  • LG 16X DVD-RW drive
  • Windows 7
  • Cooler Master Hyper N620 CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master Ultimate 1000W PSU

Test software

  • BattleForge DirectX 10.0/11 (only on ATI 58xx cards)
  • HAWX DX 10.0/10.1 (on ATI cards)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum DX 10
  • Resident Evil 5 DX10
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage