Two video cards, of course! I have had the current rig for awhile, and one of my goals has been to “finish it 2008 style” – the motherboard supported AMD/ATI’s Crossfire multi-video card technology. I have already put the fastest processor it can handle in as well, so adding another older video card was the finishing touch. Over a year ago I bought an AMD 4830 (the lowest of their top tier card offerings at the time) for a steal on the Anandtech For Sale/For Trade forums where I get all my good used computer goodies. I told myself when I saw another for $50 I would buy it. That never happened, but I found one for $60 a couple weeks ago and picked it up.
You might be wondering why this would be exciting – two video cards means twice the heat, twice the power and twice the noise. They also bring in almost twice the performance 🙂 Well, sometimes as you can see below…
For my $60 I am seeing a solid increase in performance. 100%? No, but we can see that there are solid performance gains across the board that I am fairly impressed with. The 2008 Power Rig is now complete… Time to do a full PC upgrade, right 😀
There will be a couple follow on posts talking about the benchmark choices and some more pictures of the dual card goodness.