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Esteemed Contributor III

Why we need a crossfire forum

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If the forum had a crossfire section, as we had before, 2/3 of all the questions posted would be there. I know better than to ask why. It's just a shame that the entire forum has to be filled with posts that have nothing to do with the average user....and makes the casual visitor believe that there are serious issues with AMD graphics and drivers. There always has been crossfire/SLI problems and always will be. Keep them all bunched up in one forum section, that is only visited/seen by that select community. It would be helpful and much easier for the crossfire user to be able to find similar issues and/or solutions if they were all in one spot.

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Community Manager
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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Why we need a crossfire forum

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Crossfire & Dual Graphics.

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Adept II
Adept II

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Would be a great idea, and a chance for enthusiast users to discuss their problems.

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Esteemed Contributor III

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Exactly

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Esteemed Contributor III

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And a place for people who were talked into Crossfire RX 460s or some other low end card by some salesman at Best Buy to get told exactly why they need to return the cards and tell the salesman to insert them into a very painful place.

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Esteemed Contributor III

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Challenger
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I seem to remember somebody in this forum(cough cough) trying to push two RX 480's over the GTX 1080 as the way to go.

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Esteemed Contributor III

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There is a vast difference between Crossfiring two low end cards vs two midrange cards. The RX 460 will always be hampered by its 128 bit memory bus, and a single RX 480 is more powerful than two RX 460s even at 100% scaling, so only unscrupulous salesmen who want to shift low end hardware to people who do not do rudimentary research would suggest it.

By the same principle you wouldn't suggest someone RAID0 two 250GB SSDs to get a single 500GB drive, or Eyefinity 4 1920x1080 panels in 2x2 to get 3840x2160, not in 2017, you'd suggest a single 500GB SSD because of the limitations of small capacity drives vs advantages of larger capacity ones, or single UHD display because of the advantages of not having to look at bezels or configuring Eyefinity groups, not to mention costs.

And speaking of costs, I seem to remember the RX 480 launching at $240 (8GB) vs the 1080's $600, and the RX 480 Crossfire solution traded blows with the 1080 despite costing $120 less.

AMD Radeon RX 480 in CrossFire - Beating the GeForce GTX 1080 at 4K

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Adept II
Adept II

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Crossfire is still a thing. Sometimes it is the only way to get the performance needed for 4K / Eyefinity. R9290X CF vs. 1080ti in GTAV 5760x1080px - Similiar Performance but cheaper

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