AMD has just announced that its new Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers enable multi-GPU support for its new Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. These drivers meet the demand that some users have had since this new series of graphics cards was launched onto the market.
AMD’s Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are powerful, very powerful, not as much as it was thought to be at first, but it does not mean that they stopped being powerful. Even so, there still are users who want more, as they do not think that these graphics cards are good enough, so multi-GPU configurations were created for them. However, this support was lacking on the Radeon Software drivers until now. It is also true that AMD has already stated that it was not prioritizing CrossFire support on the RX Vega cards. Nevertheless, it seems to me that launching a new graphics card without multi-GPU support after all the hype created is a screw-up on AMD’s part.
In any case and to some users’ delight, these errors are about to be rectified thanks to the new Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers.
The new drivers provide 80% scaling when using the RX Vega’s multi-GPU configuration
With the new Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers, AMD claims that users will experience an increase in performance with their CrossFire configurations: about 80% more performance. This will depend to a large extent both on the games’ capability of supporting multi-GPU configurations (which not all of them do) and on the drivers’ capability of supporting that specific game. Too many issues that do not justify having to pay an extra €500-650.
Even so, this is better than not having such support enabled. I still do not know at what resolution gamers intend to play as to require such a rendering power. It will certainly be over 4K, although I really doubt that these cards can run games seamlessly at an 8K resolution, as there are no graphics cards on the market capable of running these humongous resolutions yet. Maybe a couple of GTX 1080 Ti can pull it off, but I would love to see how easily they can do it.
By the way, the Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers are not available on AMD’s webpage yet, although the brand has confirmed that they will be in the next couple of hours.