AMD teases massive multi-GPU improvements with EMA

AMD shows a massive multi-GPU performance improvement with Explicit Multi-Adapter (EMA)

@anthony256
Published Thu, Mar 2 2017 10:17 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

GDC 2017 - Radeon Technologies Boss, and self proclaimed ice cream connoisseur announced during AMD's second annual Capsaicin & Cream event that the company has been working on improving the multi-GPU experience for gamers.

AMD teases massive multi-GPU improvements with EMA | TweakTown.com

AMD has been working closely with developers on Explicit Multi-Adapter (EMA) technology, alongside DX12 and Vulkan, which bypasses the driver-based SLI and CrossFire technology.

During the event, AMD teased Sniper Elite 4 on the stage running in DX12 with EMA - with near perfect CF scaling. A single Radeon RX 480 graphics card was pushing around 30FPS at 4K with Very High textures enabled, but with EMA enabled and RX 480s in CF, the performance jumped to 60FPS - a significant, and very important increase.

Rebellion has been working with AMD and EMA/DX12 advancements, with Rebellion's Asura Engine capable of taking these tweaks - with some incredible results.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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