AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Video Cards in CrossFire (Page 6)

| Jul 3, 2015 at 7:50 am CDT

Much More Performance Than We Thought

Hell. I did not expect the Radeon R9 Fury X cards in CrossFire to scale this well with relatively early drivers. I was more than blown away as the resolution increases, and when we get to 4K, you're going to be quite excited by these results. I seriously cannot wait to get a third, and fourth card into my system for some serious testing on single monitor resolutions, and EyeFinity.


Performance at 1080p

Starting with Battlefield 4, the scaling of the two Fury X cards in CrossFire isn't good at all. But, you're not going to blow $1300+ on two video cards for 1080p, are you? Quickly wrapping up the 1080p performance, the second Fury X doesn't really offer much more performance in GRID: Autosport, but we see some nice gains in Metro: Last Light of around 25%.

Shadow of Mordor absolutely loves the wide memory bus on the Fury X, but with two of them in CrossFire, it loves it even more, with a huge 44% increase in performance, even at 1080p. Thief was barely faster in CrossFire, while Tomb Raider lapped up the second card with a huge 85% gain in performance at 1080p. BioShock: Infinite was also enjoying the second Fury X, with a 69% gain in performance.

Performance at 1440p

This is where AMD begins to really swing things around, but our real-world performance testing in Battlefield 4 doesn't seem to benefit from the second Fury X on the Medium preset, but we do have a slight yet welcome 16% increase in performance with the CrossFire setup.

There was only 12% more performance at 2560x1440 for GRID: Autosport, but a much bigger 44% performance increase from Metro: Last Light. Shadow of Mordor once again skyrocketed with the second Fury X card, with an additional 61% performance over the single HBM-based Fury X.

Thief was another game that performed well under the CrossFire configuration, with a 33% increase in performance while Tomb Raider was just out of this world with an 86% increase in performance. Lastly, BioShock: Infinite also impressed, with a huge 80% jump in performance over the single Fury X.

Performance at 4K

The second Fury X helps Battlefield 4 on the Medium preset at 4K, with a huge 52% increase in performance. But it was on the Ultra preset (minus AA) that had our jaws on the floor with a 97% increase in the average frame rate, with a huge 118FPS. Wow.

Whereas GRID: Autosport wasn't making use of the second Fury X at 1080p and 144p, at 4K we're experiencing a massive 75% increase in performance. Metro: Last Light doesn't enjoy the CrossFire setup as much as the other games at 4K, but we are still seeing a 33% increase in performance.

Yet again, Shadow of Mordor scales so incredibly well on the Fury X cards in CrossFire, where we have a 70% increase in performance at 4K. Thief sees a 73% increase in performance with the second Fury X card in our system, while Tomb Raider continues to impress with a huge 93% over the single HBM-based Radeon R9 Fury X. Lastly, BioShock: Infinite finishes off our impressive run at 4K with the Fury X cards in CrossFire with 86% more performance over the single Fury X.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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