How to Increase FPS in "CrossFire"


CrossFire is the name of the graphics solution that allows the simultaneous use of two or more graphics cards or video cards installed on your system. This setup is used primarily with computer games that are graphic intensive. To increase the frames-per-second, or FPS, with CrossFire you need to have two to four ATI graphics cards installed on your computer. You then need to enable the option on your system.

Things You'll Need

  • ATI Catalyst Control Center
  • Double-click the ATI Catalyst Control Center icon to open the program. You can also right-click on the desktop and select "ATI Catalyst Control Center" from the context menu.

  • Select the "Advanced" radio button and click the "Next" button to continue.

  • Click the option for "CrossFire" under Graphics Settings.

  • Put a check in the box for the "Enable CrossFire" option that is on the right panel.

  • Click the "Apply" button to enable CrossFire on your system.

  • Click the "X" in the upper right corner of the window to close the ATI Catalyst Control Center. Restart the computer, if prompted.

Tips & Warnings

  • Go to the AMD Graphics and Drivers web page if you need to download and install the ATI Catalyst Control Center.
  • Your computer motherboard needs to support CrossFire.
  • The ATI video cards need to have the same memory speed and engine clock to enable CrossFire.

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