Question 2x 295x2 in 2020?

kapul4

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Greetings, I have a chance to buy two R9 295x2 gpu's(in theory 4 GPU's) for less than $200. Cards have custom bioses and are moded with R9 390x memory timings. I was wondering, what is the forecast for these cards in 2020? I heard game developers are dropping support for crossfire so I am afraid I will just throw money away. Where is that DX12 promise stuck that said we will be able to combo any card with a
 

kapul4

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Cards are undervolted and their max power draw in full load is 350 per card(measured),heat never reaches above 60c so I am not concerned by either of those,only by game compatibility.
 

TJ Hooker

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That's still 700W from your graphics cards alone. You're still going to need a beefy PSU. May even want to consider if you want 700+W of heat being dumped into your room.

But with regard to compatibility, I would assume that 4-way crossfire would generally have very poor support.
 

Dunlop0078

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Multi GPU support is going away, more than two in modern games will almost certainly give you a very poor gaming experience in any modern game regardless of which API it uses. I'd bet a single 2060 would significantly outperform 2 295's in 4 way crossfire in really any game made in the last couple years, certainly in terms of 1% and 0.1% FPS lows.

Not a good idea for modern games. If all you play is like battlefield 4 or other older games that have decent crossfire support, you may be able to outperform a mid range modern single GPU card with your 4 old power sucking GPU cores, maybe.
 

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