General thoughts on crossfire

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xKrNMBoYx, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. xKrNMBoYx

    xKrNMBoYx Member Guru

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    GIGABYTE 4850 512MB
    Just a few minutes ago as I was reading the third installment of Techspot's "History of the Modern Graphics Processor I had a thought come up. There are graphical settings in games that causes performance hits like Anti-Aliasing, Bloom, etc, and I wondered how they could work on mid level/mid-high level cards. There use to be a dedicated physx card for gaming a few years back, and we've had crossfire/sli for a long time also. Why don't they implement the crossfire/sli so one card handles majority of one graphical process, and the other with another. One could handle all Anti-Aliasing type of work, while another does physics, and then the main GPU would do the general work. Do you think that would work at all if it was ever implemented? Just a thought that came up since I'm still using a radeon 4850, but realized I have another for crossfire.

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