AMD teases Crossfire, Eyefinity and Linux driver improvements

Written by Edward Chester

September 25, 2013 // 1:11 a.m.

Tags: #amd #hawaii #r9-290x #raja-koduri #volcanic-islands

AMD has today hinted at upcoming software enhancements to improve Crossfire, Eyefinity and Linux support, ahead of an anticipated big hardware announcement at its GPU showcase tomorrow.

AMD is currently holding a GPU showcase event in Hawaii where tomorrow it is expected to announced its latest flagship graphics card, rumoured to be called the R9-290X Hawaii. Ahead of this, though, AMD's Corporate VP for Visual Computing Raja Koduri took to the banks of Hawaii's Diamond Head mountain to provide a sneak peak of what's to come on the software side of things.

Firstly AMD is set to tackle its support for Crossfire and Eyefinity, with the aim presumably being to improve frame pacing for more consistent frame rates and an end to stuttering.

Also hinted at was improved Linux support, an area where AMD has traditionally fallen behind its key rival Nvidia. This announcement is particularly intriguing given Valve's announcement yesterday of its Linux-based SteamOS - could an AMD powered Steam box be in the works?

AMD's new graphics card, which will be part of the codenamed Volcanic Islands range, is expected to marginally outperform Nvidia's GTX Titan, making it the fastest single GPU graphics card. However, all will be revealed tomorrow at the formal announcement. The presentation, which we will be covering and that will be live streamed via AMD's website and YouTube channel, kicks off at 9am here in Hawaii, or 7pm GMT.

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