AMD: Crossfire is the future for high-end

Posted on Sunday, Jan 20 2008 @ 00:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla had a chat with AMD's Director of Product Marketing and heard the firm sees huge potential in the CrossFire architecture:
It was funny to see that even Intel is excited about it, as two out of three PCs that Intel showed at CES had Crossfire inside. Godfrey added that Intel's platform group and AMD’s Crossfire group work very closely and that this cooperation goes much better than many would expect. It was hilarious to hear the same story from the Intel guys and AMD's Crossfire group just few hours apart.

The Crossfire group is currently busy with finishing up a new CrossfireX driver and this new guy will enable triple and quad Crossfire with three or four Radeon 3800-series cards. At least in 3Dmark06 it scales just right and gives you some great scores.

They even have a beta driver that can connect two R680 cards together getting quad Crossfire with two cards. AMD first showcased Quad Crossfire on Spider platform last year and AMD always underlines that its platform offers a great gaming experience.

Godfrey also added that he sees that in the future Crossfire plays an important role in high end gaming. If you want to get the best performance Crossfire is, and will be, the best way to achieve it. If you want to play on a 30 inch screen, once again Crossfire is the way to go.
The site also learned ATI's CrossFire X driver has been delayed to February or March.

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