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IGP 3200HD and radeon 3450 Crossfire!

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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
 
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Sweet. Looking forward to seeing the results.
 

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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!
 
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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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That's still really good for HTPC users. My HTPC used to be 780G+3450, worked awesome :)
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.