Getting Caught In The CrossFire

ECS and ATI sent me a nice gift today. ECS is a board partner for the new Radeon Xpress 200 chipset with CrossFire support. ECS supplied their new motherboard, the KA1MVP. This motherboard should be in stores soon. I’m not sure the exact date however.

In order to test this new ECS mobo correctly, I need a set of CrossFire video cards. Only problem is, those are few and far between. However, ATI is not one to let a lack supply stop them from getting press. They sent me THREE video cards; a Radeon X850 CrossFire Edition, a regular X850 for the multi-video card testing and an X1600XT for, well, I’m not exactly sure why they sent the X1600XT. I hope they don’t expect me to compare that to a Crossfire setup because there’s no way that will keep up with two X850’s. That’ll be like racing a Yugo against a Corvette.

Hopefully, I’ll find some time tomorrow to put these bad boys together. It should be pretty fast and I’m looking forward to playing Quake 4 at 1920×1200 with every single eye candy turned on. 🙂