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IGP 3200HD and radeon 3450 Crossfire!

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Mussels, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Yeah i realised a spare video card here and my onboard were crossfire compatible, so i decided to do some testing.

    3dm06 isnt too popular these days, but i decided to use it since the CPU wont be changing, and vantage would be too rough on the PC.

    Test setup:
    Windows 7 x64, build 7000
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Athlon 64 x2 4000+ (2.1GHz)
    Gigabyte mobo who's name eludes me right now (will edit in later)

    Asus radeon 3450 'super' 512MB
    Onboard radeon 3200 set to 128MB

    radeon 3200 IGP:
    SM2.0 : 436
    SM3.0 : 525
    CPU : 1405
    total : 1333

    asus 3450 512MB
    SM2.0 : 536
    SM3.0 : 602
    CPU : 1483
    total : 1568

    Crossfire!
    SM2.0 : 692 (~30% faster)
    SM3.0 : 830 (~37% faster)
    CPU : 1510 (faster, but within the range of random change)
    total : 2056 (~31% faster)


    This post will be updated after i reboot the machine with the new video card. Try and save your comments until then! (gimme 15 minutes!)
    Edit: done
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2009
    department76 says thanks.
  2. BrooksyX

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    Sweet. Looking forward to seeing the results.
  3. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    tests are done.

    It made it faster than i expected, but its gone from snail to snail on speed.


    crossfiring two identical GPU's got an impressive (not) 30% speed boost. WOooooooo!
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
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    That's still really good for HTPC users. My HTPC used to be 780G+3450, worked awesome :)
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    well as the non crossfire tests showed, the 3200 onboard is just as fast as the 3450... and crossfire didnt change much.
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    i've always wondered how this would perform, thought about it for an htpc. especially since 3450s have low-pro and are are dirt cheap.

    probably still better off just buying a better gpu lol.

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