AMD R9 Fury X and NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti Used Together in DX12 Title, and They Work Great!
One of the big deals about Microsoft’s DirectX 12 API is that it features support for asymmetric multi-GPU setups as long as the cards support a consistent DX12 feature-level. Folks over at AnandTech decided to test this feature by running an AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti together on a same system under Windows 10 and DirectX 12.
They ran tests on Ashes of the Singularity, which is the first game demo that makes use of DX12 multi-GPU Explicit Multi-Adapter feature. Tests showed that the alternate-frame rendering (AFR) works great for multi-GPU setups. The R9 Fury X + GTX 980 Ti is roughly 75% faster than a single R9 Fury X while the setup is 64% faster than a single GTX 980 Ti.
The results were a bit surprising as well, as the performance gains came out on top – even when compared to paired cards with NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire technology.
The information is pretty interesting, but we’ll have to wait to see how some cards perform on a final DX12 game title.