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Old 04-24-10, 11:24 PM   #1
Xion X2
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Default Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI

Finally.. someone willing to push the envelope. Good rundown over on Seems like they go back and forth. 5970 CFX wins some; 480 Tri-SLI wins others. Tri-Xfire also performs really well. Only thing I didn't like was they only OC'd the i7 to 3.4GHz which I'm almost certain held back Quadfire a bit.


And power consumption under load --

Just incredible. 480 Tri-SLI consumes roughly 60% more power than 5970 CFX.

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