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News AMD CEO confirms CrossFire 'isn't a significant focus'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 22 Aug 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I've never tried SLi nor Crossfire, always just got the best single card for the money i was willing to spend.

    Does this mean some motherboards larger than itx will revert to 1 pci-e x16 slot or will they continue with extra for other use case scenarios?
     
  3. Jimbob

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    Ive used both a fair bit, when they work it's great and I've found they work more often than not.

    I found Crossfire to be more reliable and my experience it worked most of the time, my last SLi setup (dual 1080's) was a bit of a pain. There was also a know issue when you use nvidia surround with a fourth display or HMD that causes a BSOD. Despite about 100 pages on the forum it's a bug thats still not been fixed by nVidia weirdly it doesn't happen if you use the old type SLi bridges.
     
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    As Ashes of the Benchmark proves we are well beyond needing Crossfire or SLI, just a case of games catching up to DX12.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I guess that pours cold water on my thought that the increased bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 could be put to better use than simply faster storage.
     
  6. Hustler

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    I loved my Nvidia 970 SLi setup back in the day, when it was supported in games, I never had any problems with it at all...It let me run The Witcher 3 at 4K, 30fps back in 2016, looked lush on my 1080p monitor via Nvidia DSR.

    Shame its going the way of the dodo..
     
  7. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Most will likely keep the current slot configuration in the round as it offers more flexibility (you can run a x1 or x4 card in a x16 slot etc).

    SLI (NVlink) still works in certain current games and works fine in older games so there is probably still a market for multi GPU albeit a (very?) niche one. I imagine there is also a market for

    It's interesting actually as the 690 is noticeably faster than the HD7990 in Destiny 2 despite the latter being the faster card back in the day - this is mostly down to SLI actually scaling at 75% vs CF at ~ 50%. The dedicated frame pacing hardware on the former is also VERY noticeable. If only it had more than 2GB of VRAM..
     
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