Crossfire vs SLI Performance Comparison ReviewBosco , ccokeman - April 27, 2009
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IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 is a World War II Flight Simulator situated on the eastern front. The game has seen steady development, and with its sequels boasts a large community of gamers. Expansions include Forgotten Battles, Pacific Fighters and 1946. This version includes new maps and an increase in the amount of planes that can be flown. The game was originally released in 2001 by Ubisoft and was developed by 1C Maddox Games. With the current patches and custom configuration files, the game still provides a stern test at higher resolutions on single and dual video card setups. The game features pre-flown missions that can be used as a test for hardware, because the test is repeatable and does not vary, as in-game play would not allow this. When flown in real time, the performance mirrors the demo results.
- Custom Config File
- Resolutions: 1920x1200 and 2560x1600
- Water: 4
- Forest: 2
- Sky: 2
Higher Scores = Better Performance
There was absolutely no CrossFire scaling from the HD 4870x2 or HD 4850x2 when a second card was added to the equation. On the other hand, the GTX 295 did show an increase in FPS with the addition of a second card; not much, but an increase always helps. The GTX 260 SLI combo did exceptionally well in this test, eclipsing the performance of the GTX 285 setup at 1920x1200. While this is an older game, it is still a popular Flight Sim with a large online community.