AMD Catalyst 15.7 Drivers Support CrossFire Between R300 and R200 Radeon GPUs
AMD fused the drivers for the older R9 200 series and R9 300 series GPUs, making it possible that both these series of graphics cards can be paired based on the similar-spec chip.
R9 300 series and R9 Fury series at the launch had separate drivers unified as the Catalyst 15.7 WHQL. However, now it is possible to pair R9 390 or R9 390X with R9 290 or R9 290X. The feature was kept a secret, but now it’s been made clear that the Catalyst 15.7 has CrossFire compatibility amongst the two graphics card generations.
The good news is, features like Virtual Super Resolution and Frame Rate Target Control, which were previously only attainable with the R300 series exclusively, can now come in handy with the older versions.
AMD has been popularly known as the king of CrossFire setups flexibility as it allowed R9 280 series and HD 7900 graphics cards to pair as well as the R7 270 series and HD 7800 Radeons play nicely.
The software has also added the CrossFire multi-GPU setup support which allows you to play smooth with AMD FreeSync monitors, bringing you the best of both worlds.
When PCWorld tested 290X/390X they came up with the following breakdown.
- Radeon R9 290X = R9 390X
- Radeon R9 290 = R9 300
- Radeon R9 285 = R9 380
- Radeon R7 265 = R9 370
- Radeon R7 260 – R9 360
When Titan X and Fury X were tested in a face off, Titan X scored 4056, while AMD Fury X scored 3981 on 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra.