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Cat 11.5 now lets me cross fire with igp?

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Ok so I have been using the Igp for surround view running a second monitor, so I can see my system temps while gaming. Today I installed Cat 11.5 hopeing for a improvement in direct x11 fps for Stalker. I noticed that it says I can now use crossfire. It first I thought it was just a program error the the install picked up the 2 video cards and made a mistake. So I ran engine benchmark to see if anything improved fps wise.(its the only benchmark I got at the moment.) The first pass results were not the great. But got a tiny bit better when I click enable crossfire. could the little 4200 be adding to the 5770?

    
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That's really odd. have you tried wit with just a normal xfx 5770? the igp may be holding the card back.
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it's a hybred crossfire with 2 different gpu's. I was able to do that on a build a did a while back for a girlfriend of mine and it seemed to make a slight improvement performance wise.
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Very odd

I was unable to CF with prev drivers, IGP - 4200, GPU - 4870.

However, I don't see any improvements in Crysis bench. Is that normal?
Also, AB shows GPU 1, 2 and 3, where 2 and 3 are both the same card (with the same HW ID), that's the IGP 4200.

Also AB shows constant 100% usage on that card. OP, do you have the same issue?
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post #5 of 11
Hybrid crossfire is only suppose to work with similar series cards,just like regular crossfire.You can't crossfire a 5450 and a 5770 or a 4870.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Hybrid crossfire is only suppose to work with similar series cards,just like regular crossfire.You can't crossfire a 5450 and a 5770 or a 4870.
I know. That is why it is odd.
It works for OP, I can definitely enable CF, it is detected correctly, but I can't seem to configure it all properly - Afterburner shows either 100% or 0% utilization, which are both false, and I can't find a test where I can see if the IGP is doing anything...
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post #7 of 11
Ok, been playing until now with this interesting new "tweak".
The only improvement on my sys is that I now can enable 16x AA, without the IGP i was limited to 8x.
Everything else is worse - FPS in Kimbustor drop by ~2, in Crysis ~2, in Vantage ~30.
Will wait for a neat new trick to get this thing working right

OP, could you share some detail about your config and what exactly you did? 10x
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post #8 of 11
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I'm going to mess with some more. Right now I'm changing cases. I will have to test it more tonight. Right now when crossfire is engaged the igp stops video output. I think it might be hurting performance of the 5770.
    
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post #9 of 11
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Ok some more digging in to this gpu-z says the 4200hd is not in crossfire but it says the 5770 is with 4 gpus. I think this might be a bug in the 11.5 drivers. gpuz cant detect the any load on the 4200 but says its running at a crazy overclock: 938/749
    
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post #10 of 11
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Well it seems that it is enabling crossfire but the 4200 is hurting the performance of the 5770. Its not hurting it too much no more then a couple of fps in most games, direct x10 games don't drop any frames at all. Maybe this is a sign off better igp chips coming down the pipe line from amd. I would run dual monitors off of the 5770, but it flickers like crazy. So I think I going to keep the 4200 on surround view. Nothing like watching flash vids full screen and play a game on the other.
    
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