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Is Crossfire better now than it once was?

#1hunterslairPosted 10/15/2013 12:58:53 PM
Hello, all!
I used to have dual 7970's in my PC, but have since built my wife a PC and given her one of my 7970s. I'd like to combine these again in my PC, but before I do, I'm curious as to whether Crossfire has been improved upon with the release of AMDs recent fixes made to microstuttering and frame pacing.

It's hard to find any info on the net about this. I had imagined some tech sites would be praising AMD if they'd managed to drastically improve crossfire performance, but I haven't found any articles or anything that explicitly say that AMD "fixed the problems."

Does anyone have any recent first-hand experience with crossfire since AMD released the drivers meant to correct some of its errors?

Thank you all for your help!
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#2WyzeGyePosted 10/15/2013 1:20:35 PM
My understanding is that things have gotten a lot better with crossfire in the past few months. Enough so that i'm considering getting a second 7970.

The good thing is that you have the parts on hand, you don't really need to spend any money to figure it out for yourself. Give it a whirl and let us know.
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#3Snuckie7Posted 10/15/2013 1:52:53 PM
hunterslair posted...
Hello, all!
I used to have dual 7970's in my PC, but have since built my wife a PC and given her one of my 7970s. I'd like to combine these again in my PC, but before I do, I'm curious as to whether Crossfire has been improved upon with the release of AMDs recent fixes made to microstuttering and frame pacing.

It's hard to find any info on the net about this. I had imagined some tech sites would be praising AMD if they'd managed to drastically improve crossfire performance, but I haven't found any articles or anything that explicitly say that AMD "fixed the problems."

Does anyone have any recent first-hand experience with crossfire since AMD released the drivers meant to correct some of its errors?

Thank you all for your help!


http://www.overclock.net/t/1414778/various-catalyst-13-8-frame-pacing-driver-reviews/0_20
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#4hokkendirePosted 10/15/2013 2:32:03 PM
I have a 7950 crossfire setup and have not noticed any issues in most games that I play. Once in a while I'll get a micro-stuttering issue then it goes away. But I have to say it happens rarely.
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#5cainism25Posted 10/15/2013 2:37:45 PM
it still has frame pacing issues for DX9 games. SLI has not from the beginning on DX9 DX10 or DX11. and SLI is supported in more games.
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#6oj_simpson007Posted 10/15/2013 3:28:44 PM
their 13.8 drivers fixed microstuttering in games dx10 and dx11. I have a 7990 and it works pretty much flawlessly now
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