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ASUS EAH3850 X2 1GB Dual GPU Video Card

Later when I could have, I wasn't interested, as most of my friends that did were fairly disappointed at the results they saw from having dual video cards.

I mean, it was great, but just didn't live up to their expectations.

Earlier this year, I was in a position to try Crossfire with a pair of Radeon HD 3850s.

My first attempts were much less than satisfactory, due to the limitations of the P35 chipset. Once I finally tried it on a system with two PCI-E x16 slots, I could see some real multi-GPU goodness, but it just didn't blow me away as I had hoped.

I think that my expectations were just too high.though to be honest I really didn't know what to expect. A zillion FPS? AA x 128 capability? Clear head shots every time? I know I expected more than 1.25 x current FPS to 1.75 x current FPS depending on the game.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.