AMD has reliable that a new Radeon RX Vega graphics cards won’t support any some-more than dual cards in a multi-GPU (previously famous as CrossFire) configuration, statute out a probability of three- or four-way setups when it comes to gaming.
You will, however, still be means to couple adult a energy of 3 or 4 cards when it comes to ubiquitous computing usage.
PC World detected this when a website nudged AMD as to what was going on with multi-GPU setups with a firm’s latest drivers, and perceived a following reply: “We have delivered two-way mGPU support in games. Three- and four-way configurations will continue being upheld in discriminate and veteran applications.”
Of course, these arrange of 3 or 4 GPU setups are unequivocally most a niche area for those who wish to bend out into experimental beast rigs (with a beast cost), so a impact of this pierce will be minimal anyway.
Plus there’s also a care that such multi-GPU configurations mostly humour from abating gains, with opening varying widely according to a diversion in doubt (with infrequently unequivocally unsatisfactory formula given all a tender pixel-pushing energy concerned with a contingent or some-more of graphics cards).
This pierce brings AMD in line with Nvidia, that also usually strictly supports two-way SLI with a most new Pascal-based (10-series) graphics cards – nonetheless three- or four-way configurations can still be used with certain benchmarks.
Note that there is a premonition with both Nvidia and AMD cards, whereby some-more than a span of GPUs can be used with DX12 games if a developer codes privately for this. But that isn’t expected to occur with many titles, to contend a least, given a points that we’ve already mentioned – namely that these arrange of beast setups unequivocally are a rarely niche pursuit.
To sum up, three- or four-way multi-GPU PCs are now flattering most passed in both camps, save for uncover offs who wish to fire to a tip of benchmarking charts, or carefree forms who trust that developers might only support their graphics card-stuffed rigs in whatever arriving pretension they have on a boil.
- Many of us are anticipating to get a inexpensive GPU (or two) come Black Friday