Using the Asus A8R32-MVP motherboard that features the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset we ran a pair of X1600 Pro video cards to see how they performed versus a number of other graphics cards from ATI and nVidia. Read on and see what we think of ATI's dongle free CrossFire solution.
Installing the pair of Sapphire X1600 Pro's is straightforward. Simply insert them into the board, connect your monitor cable to one of the cards and away you go. After booting into Windows you'll need to install the Catalyst driver, or simply allow it to detect the card if this isn't a fresh install. After the card is detected you can go into the Catalyst Control Panel and enable CrossFire. After a couple of screen flashes and a few seconds of waiting you're now ready to play with CrossFire and have the ability to nearly double gaming performance in applications that are multi-GPU ready.
Article Title: Sapphire X1600 Pro CrossFire Review