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[PCW] AMD Radeon phases out the CrossFire brand as multi-GPU gets more complicated

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2017, 22:39
by Blín D'ñero
When AMD released the Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers that enabled support for multi-GPU solutions in Radeon RX Vega cards this morning, the announcement post didn’t mention CrossFire—AMD’s longstanding brand for multi-GPU (mGPU) solutions—a single time. An AMD representative revealed why in response to a PCWorld query: In this complicated mGPU age, Radeon is abandoning the CrossFire brand.

“CrossFire isn’t mentioned because it technically refers to DX11 applications,” an AMD PR representative told PCWorld. “In DirectX 12, we reference multi-GPU as applications must support mGPU, whereas AMD has to create the profiles for DX11. We’ve accordingly moved away from using the CrossFire tag for multi-GPU gaming.”

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AMD Bids Farewell To CrossFire After 12 Years, Retiring Brand In Favor Of mGPU

AMD revealed today that it no longer refers to multi-GPU support by its long-standing Radeon brand known as CrossFire. This revelation came via PCWorld’s Brad Chacos, who was curious as to why Crossfire wasn’t mentioned in the company’s latest Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers. He proceeded to email AMD to inquire about this apparent omission.

To his surprise AMD’s answer was that it’s transitioning away from the CrossFire brand, referring to it as a DirectX 11 era technology. “CrossFire isn’t mentioned because it technically refers to DX11 applications,” an AMD PR person told PCWorld. “In DirectX 12, we reference multi-GPU as applications must support mGPU, whereas AMD has to create the profiles for DX11. We’ve accordingly moved away from using the CrossFire tag for multi-GPU gaming.”

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