HKEPC has now the first benchmarks of ATI’s recently presented Crossfire Technology. The test system consisted of a DFI mainboard with RS 480 chipset as well as a “HIS Radeon X850 XT 256MB CrossFire Ready” and a “HIS Radeon X850 XT 256MB CrossFire Edition”. As CPU, they used an AMD Athlon 64 3800+. The benchmarks were compared with two “Inno3D Geforce6800 Ultra 256MB Ultra” in SLI mode on the Gigabyte mainboard K8NXP-SLI. Memory were "2x 512MB DDR 400 G-Skill” modules running at 2-2-2-5 latencies. Here are the interesting results: The CrossFire system scored impressive 20331 points in 3Dmark03, a single card scores 12096 points. Therefore 451 points less than nVidia’s solution, which scores even over 200 points less in single mode. That would point to the fact, that ATI’s solution works less effective in dual mode. However, this could also be caused by an early driver version. In 3Dmark05, ATI wins the single mode and the dual mode benchmark.