Our sister site AMD3D have published a performance analysis two Radeon RX 590 in Crossfire mode. Head over there to check out the full article, and see whether it’s really worth having a Crossfire multi-GPU setup.
Taken from AMD3D … As you can see from the benchmarks in the previous page, having 2 x Radeon RX 590 in Crossfire mode offers only a marginal increase in performance over the single RX 590 as well as the RX 5500 XT cards. The increase my be small, but it’s still an increase nevertheless. This falls in line with what I had expected. So no surprise here.
On the upside, if you’re running a 4K monitor, then having a pair of Radeon RX 590 in Crossfire mode will definitely help. 4K resolutions or above require a lot of graphics power, especially if you have two 4K monitors.
As with most multi-GPU setups, you’re not going to see any real improvements in terms of performance over a single card during gaming. Even if there are … the improvements are probably only marginal or even negligible. And there’s also the fact that the graphic drivers need to be able to support multi-GPU for those games that you’re going to be playing.
Users of Adobe suite or any content creator software, may not see any real benefit of a Crossfire multi-GPU setup. However having said that, Adobe did mention that some of their applications will work with Crossfire, while others don’t. Go here for more.
It’s a sad fact that AMD have discontinued its support for Crossfire and multi-GPU. And I can see why, especially when approximately 99% of the software out there, don’t support multi-GPU. And what’s even disturbing is the fact that all of their latest Radeon RX 5000-series graphics cards, which include RX 5500, 5600 and 5700 series (Navi), do not support Crossfire anymore. It seems that Crossfire is now only available on the previous generation of graphic cards, such as the Radeon RX 570, RX 580, and RX 590 … these will be the last graphics cards from AMD that can support Crossfire.
It’s unfortunate that AMD have retired Crossfire technology … I’ve always like having a multi-GPU system, even though there are many games or software that didn’t show any real benefits. To be honest, it’s not really worth it … but at the end of the day, it just looks so GOOD!
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