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Are AMD’s CrossFire and Nvidia’s SLI technologies dead? | Hardware

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If you want the ultimate gaming PC you want to throw as many graphics cards as you can at it, right? Well no, despite both Nvidia’s SLI and AMD’s CrossFire multi-GPU technologies potentially offering the highest gaming frame rates imaginable they’re both being increasingly sidelined. We investigate just why that might be. ► Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/PCGamesN ◄ Visit us at: https://www.pcgamesn.com/ Twitch: https://twitch.tv/pcgamesn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PCGamesNetwork Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCGamesN
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PCGamesN (2 months ago)
Have you ever jammed more than a single graphics card into your PC?
Uzishan (6 hours ago)
had 2 r9 290 till 2016 and they worked great. especially on dx12/vulkan titles
Jacob Hook (1 month ago)
I have 2x R9 290s (due for an upgrade I know, but I'm waiting for this legendary 2080 card to release). I originally just had one, but I bought another when I noticed that Fallout 4 was straining my card more than I'd like. Ironically fallout 4 had graphical issues that made it completely unstable when running in crossfire. That's been my experience with crossfire in general. No game I play seems to support it naturally. Sometimes I can force it to run by messing with settings in Catalyst, but half the time that will either make the game unplayable (crashes or horrible visual artifacts) or else give me worse performance than only using one card! I feel like the second card really wasn't worth the money.
gingerbeargames (2 months ago)
I had 2 770's until about a week ago when one died on me. Was about 2-3 years of use, had quite a positive impression of the tech. I remember when Far Cry 3 was recent and on one card i could do ultra 1080 at 30, but with both it was at 60. There have been a lot of instances where games just didn't support it or, even worse, had negative scaling. It was still enough to give me a huge boost in games that did bother to support it, it's just a shame that not everyone can justify the time to implement it. Hopefully DX12 can change that.
Jeffrey Benzan (7 days ago)
Here’s the short version, yes
Ed Keosada (9 days ago)
Hmmm...now you can get two used rx 580s for 120-140$. They might be miner cards or actual used cards. With retail 580s running 230-280$ USD. It would actually be obtainable for most people. Sadly the gaming industry is saying gg to crossover/Ali.
Skeebis Yeet (4 days ago)
Ed Keosada the problem with it is it saves people money and companies don’t want that they want the most money
Pierre-Luc Asselin (15 days ago)
I have had a 1070 sli setup since the cards basically launched and here's my 2 cents. Even if the games you play don't support SLI nobody fucking cares because guess what, supersampling is your friend. So even if you don't get a fps boost what you get is a dramatic improvement in visual quality.
Gphish (18 days ago)
DirectX 12 supports Muti GPU"s  so Muti  GPU"s are still the sweet spot
Blackstone Hamilton (1 month ago)
I appreciate the info, but with the two of you both talking at the speed of a 50-calibre chain gun, it does come a bit fast and furious. You could consider doing your presentations more in the way that America's Test Kitchen works. One of the presenters acts like the know-nothing shill whereas the other one is the "expert." This way we don't get bombarded with info (having to rewind over and over to catch it all) and instead get to discover the information alongside the less knowledgeable presenter.
Simon Horne (1 month ago)
Crossfire does make sense with vega 64 and 4K , vega 64 in crossfire enables decent 4kfps . But it’s cheaper to buy an gtx 1080 ti . And 1080ti is totally untouchable for 4K . So don’t totally agree . If money is no problem crossfire vega 64 or sli 1080s are worth doing
maki jezakon (1 month ago)
I have RX 580 8gb Nitro+ Limited edition in crossfire with R5 1600x @ 4ghz
J Fz (2 months ago)
short answer is yes, long answer is sure, yes, for a long time
Olly Barber (2 months ago)
guy in back is too distracting
bpcgos (2 months ago)
What about the potential of dedicated GPU as physx processor? Will it bring any different to performance. Me myself considering to put my old GTX 660 on 2nd PCIe slot beside my 6GB 1060 as dedicated physx card, but it is worth the power /perf ratio?
TheTrainStation (2 months ago)
i've experienced double the fps on some games, and on some barely 30%. it really depends on the title. But there will always be gains.
PCGamesN (2 months ago)
bpcgos Haven't actually done any testing, but our feeling is that it's unlikely to really give you much in the way of a performance boost.
Alex Warren (2 months ago)
The whole point of SLI and Crossfire is that it looks cool af.

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