5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2017 9:50 AM by fsadough

    Using Dual Firepro [FirePro W2100] 2GB cards in Linux -- "Crossfire" functionality?


      Hello, I recently came across 2 identical, barely used Firepro W2100s. I am currently using one and it suits most of my needs for my current Linux Mint 18.2 box.

      I am having a hard time finding a straight answer on this, and I've looked all over, so I'm hoping someone could give me a hand.


      All I'd like to do is use both of these cards at the same time, either to lower stress on the card or to increase rendering performance or speed, as described in something like "Crossfire" funactionality. Have 3+ displays is not important to me.  Is it possible to this with these cards, and if so to do so with Linux? If not, I'll donate one of these and plan my next small form factor purchase. thank you so much!



      inxi -SCG
      System:    Host: babycakes Kernel: 4.10.0-27-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
                 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4  Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
      CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
                 clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 2103 MHz 2: 1928 MHz 3: 2573 MHz
                 4: 818 MHz 5: 3325 MHz 6: 3402 MHz 7: 2545 MHz 8: 3211 MHz
      Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Oland GL [FirePro W2100]
                 Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Oland GL [FirePro W2100]
                 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
                 Resolution: 3840x2160@30.00hz
                 GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD OLAND (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.10.0-27-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
                 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7