Ever since AMD Radeon RX Vega was launched, there have been questions about support for Radeon RX Vega CrossFire. After all, running two Radeon RX Vega cards greatly increases performance for gaming. Now the wait is over. AMD has finally enabled CrossFire for Radeon RX Vega!
AMD Radeon RX Vega CrossFire Is Here!
While the AMD CrossFire mode was enabled for earlier graphics cards (e.g. Radeon RX 480 CrossFire), it was not possible to use two Radeon RX Vega graphics cards in CrossFire mode. That ends with the release of Radeon Software 17.9.2.
With Radeon Software 17.9.2, you can now pair two RX Vega 56, or two RX Vega 64 graphics cards to greatly boost performance.
For some reason, AMD no longer calls this feature CrossFire, just the plain “multi GPU“. But unless they are permitting the combination of more than two graphics cards later, they should call it “dual GPU“. We think it would have been easier and better to stick with CrossFire. Every techie / gamer worth his / her salt knows what CrossFire means.
AMD Radeon RX Vega CrossFire Performance
Now, you may be wondering – how much of a performance boost can you expect with AMD Radeon RX Vega CrossFire?
AMD shared this slide with us. It shows the results of the benchmarks performed at the AMD Performance Lab. According to their tests, running two RX Vega 64 graphic cards in CrossFire mode (okay, multi GPU mode) delivers more than 80% faster performance in Far Cry Primal, Metro Last Night Redux, Sniper Elite 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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- The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review
- The AMD Vega GPU Architecture Tech Report
- The AMD Vega Memory Architecture Q&A With Jeffrey Cheng
- 4K Prey demo running on dual AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards
- The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference
- DOOM running on AMD Vega