Topic Title: Crossfire Support for Elder Scrolls Online
Topic Summary: Want to know what I can expect
Created On: 03/06/2014 11:29 AM
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 03/06/2014 11:29 AM
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bradadad
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I'm debating on getting a duplicate of my current HD 6870 for TESO. I don't want to have low fps in pvp whre there will be hundreds of players on screen. I would really like to capture this action for uploading to youtube.

Will there be a driver for ESO to support Crossfire? Will 2 cards work better anyway?

appreciated.

 

 03/07/2014 12:13 AM
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Originally posted by: bradadad I'm debating on getting a duplicate of my current HD 6870 for TESO. I don't want to have low fps in pvp whre there will be hundreds of players on screen. I would really like to capture this action for uploading to youtube.

 

Will there be a driver for ESO to support Crossfire? Will 2 cards work better anyway?

 

appreciated.

 

 

 

 

You need to google around and see if your game supports Crossfire, especially if your buying a second card for it. If it does then yes you will see a significant FPS increase. I am not familier with your game.



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 03/07/2014 11:32 PM
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Tested the game from its inception (game was underwhelming)...wasn't too demanding on a single card if your system is relatively new.  Would highly recommend you invest your money in a more recent card...even if it is just "one" card.



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 03/14/2014 01:47 PM
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So far the game does not support crossfire.

Which kind of sucks because it forces me to play on lowest settings to get stable >30 FPS performance. While my second card just sits there idling.

 03/14/2014 03:22 PM
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How about waiting until it is actually released?

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 04/03/2014 03:15 PM
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Dual 6850s running on a single 1920x1080 screen should net decent results. However, for the most part this game isn't going to scale overly well with crossfire. The Hero engine just sucks at it, my time in SWTOR taught me that, running dual 6850s, then dual 7950s and now dual 290Xs and getting roughly the same performance out of the lot just less GPU useage (100%/100%, 65%/40% and crazy random percentages jumping back and forth between the two cards) I forced crossfire on ESO (using the SWTOR settings) with Radeon Pro and it was rather sad. The game, due to Hero, is only single threaded, so on my dual 290Xs I had NO upgrade in performance, in fact it dropped due to it switching between cards. I tried every style that AMD supports as well, in the end I am forced to take average 30fps on eyefinity, when my system should be able to run it so much faster. Basically one thread isn't going to feed full settings to dual GPUs, run AI, networking and all that fun stuff very well. 


Possible good news is, Idea Fabrik (the guys that currently own the Hero engine rights) are working on a multi-threaded version of the engine. If games like Elder Scrolls Online and Star Wars The Old Republic get the upgrade when it's done is to be seen, but there is a glimmer of hope.

In the end, I would really recommend a higher end card instead of running crossfire with those two cards. A 280X is going to be consistently faster than two 6850s in crossfire, and you will be able to use Mantle. 

 



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 04/03/2014 05:49 PM
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Yes i currently play ESO, Crossfire is currently not supported.

 04/07/2014 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by: Chrithu So far the game does not support crossfire.

 

Which kind of sucks because it forces me to play on lowest settings to get stable >30 FPS performance. While my second card just sits there idling.

 

Overclock the card in small increments.



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