The AMD CrossFire
technology enables you to connect up to four GPUs together and make them work as one to boost the rendering of 3D graphics on a computer.
Here are some tips on how to implement a CrossFire configuration and prevent against compatibility issues.
How To Choose Your AMD CrossFire Graphics Cards
The implementation of a CrossFire configuration is really easy as long as you have the right hardware components.
You will require a CrossFire compatible motherboard with enough free PCIe slots
to accommodate your graphics cards, as well as a compatible power supply
. All graphics cards must be of the same generation.
A typical AMD CrossFire configuration will usually consist of 4x Single-chip AMD Radeon graphics cards
or 2x Dual-GPU AMD Radeon graphics cards
, which together will add up to a total of 4 GPUs
Some graphics cards models will require an external bridge
for the connection. This ribbon-like connector is usually provided with the graphics card but can also be bought separately. However, the latest generation of Radeon graphics cards integrates the XDMA technology
, which eliminates the need for bridging cables (CrossFire is implemented over the PCI Express bus
AMD Graphics Cards CrossFire Compatibility
AMD has published a compatibility chart for CrossFire cards
. Here, the users will find all the information they require to set up their CrossFire configurations.
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