ATI CrossFire X to support three/four cards in March

Posted on Thursday, February 07 2008 @ 16:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Driver support for three and four-way CrossFire X will finally arrive in March with the Catalyst 8.3 drivers.
The next Catalyst release, however, will be version 8.2, which will be available on Wednesday, February 13, according to our sources. This version will be the last driver version not to support triple- and quad-GPUs, which will become the next graphics battleground for AMD and Nvidia.

Version 8.3 will surface, as the number indicates, in mid-March, but this release is actually not in line with other Catalyst revisions, since it was in heavy testing and coding for the past couple of months. Catalyst 8.3 is an important milestone for AMD in 2008 and might mean much more than just another driver. Catalyst 8.3 is finally going to deliver support for up to four GPUs within one system and we will be able to see whether multi-GPU setups have a future or whether this is just another a marketing bubble.




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