2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2018 12:38 PM by kaffeine55

    MSI 390x CrossfireX issues


      Describe your system:

      • AMD Graphics Card
        • MSI R9 390X GAMING 8G
      • Desktop or Laptop System
        • Desktop
        • Windows 10 64bit
      • Driver version installed
        • 18.3.2
      • Display Devices
        • Samsung UHD, DisplayPort, 4k 60hz
        • One line for each display device connected
      • Motherboard + Bios Revision
        • MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X
      • CPU/APU
        • I7 6700k 4GHz
      • Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage
        • EVGA - SuperNOVA 1000 P2 80+ Plat
      • RAM
        • 16GB

      Describe your issue:

      • I have been attempting to get Crossfire working on and off for the past ~2 years that I've had these cards installed, the second card never runs.
      • I have used "Working" settings for games, where the user that posted it says everything is working on his end for Crossfire
      • Imgur: The magic of the Internet  This is link to Global Settings, InGame settings and showing how the second card is not working while in game. (In game hud shows first card, and AMD settings menu shows second card)
      • The only time I have been able to get both cards working is when I used the Low power delete thing and forced the card to output activity. I am not a fan of this because these cards shouldn't need a 3rd party program to make it run the way it was built. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
        • Re: MSI 390x CrossfireX issues

          If you are using two R9-390X GPU cards you will need a stronger PSU than 1000 watts. According to this website: PSU REQUIREMENTS - RealHardTechX  the minimum total system wattage for a PSU for your GPU Cards in Crossfire is 1100 watts.


          How to configure AMD Crossfire : How to Configure AMD CrossFire™ Using AMD Radeon™ Settings


          How do I setup AMD CrossFire™ on my system?


          If you would like to setup AMD CrossFire between two or more discrete graphics cards (PCIe socket cards) correctly, please read the following steps:

          1. Please make sure that the power supply unit meets the recommended requirements of the complete AMD CrossFire setup. There are free 3rd party tools available online that can determine the power requirements of your system.

          2. Check with your motherboard manufacturer that your motherboard is AMD CrossFire compatible with the required number of PCIe x16 slots available (running at a minimum of PCIe x8 speed).

          3. Check the AMD CrossFire Compatibility Charts to verify that the cards you are using are recommended for AMD CrossFire.

          4. Please make sure that you are properly grounded and the system is powered off before installing the graphics cards.

          5. Connect the preferred card into the primary PCIe slot on the motherboard (check motherboard manual to determine the primary PCIe slot).

          6. Connect additional cards to the secondary PCIe slots on the motherboard.  Note: AMD CrossFire only supports up to 4 GPUs.

          7. If any AMD CrossFire bridge cables were included with the graphics cards, please connect them now.

          8. After starting up the system ensure that you install the latest compatible driver for the graphics cards.

          9. Go to the AMD CrossFire option in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center and make sure that the check box for "Enable AMD CrossFire" is checked.

          Note: For AMD Dual Graphics setup with an APU and a single discrete graphics card connected to the PCIe slot please see the AMD Dual Graphics FAQ.


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            • Re: MSI 390x CrossfireX issues

              Sorry for the late response


              I have punched in my details in the calculator. It shows that the rec is 855 watt not 1100 like the chart says for my cards. Can someone explain that charts logic?


              I'd like to double check before I order a 1100 watt+ psu.