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Did Far Cry 5 Just Recommend CFX or SLI!?!

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Posted January 30, 2018 by Josh Jackson in Graphics

It doesn’t matter what everyone tells me! I will always opt for two graphics cards over one. I understand that one stronger GPU is better overall than two weaker ones, but I just can’t get over how awesome two amazing cards side by side looks. Unfortunately, CFX and SLI configurations seem to be struggling as of late, but there’s new hope on the horizon. Far Cry 5 recently released their hardware specs for the game and this could be the first time I’ve seen an official recommendation for a multi-GPU setup.

You have to scroll down the list a ways, but when you get the 4k/60 FPS configuration, you see a minimum recommendation of either GTX 1080 in SLI or RX Vega 56 in CFX. This seriously made my week! I love multi-GPU configurations in my personal systems and this is just the kind of news I like to see. On the other hand, there’s a huge ramification for the future here. Developers are finding ways to push hardware again to new limits. Two GPUs should be better than one, but it takes a certain level of coding to make them work. If gaming companies keep pushing for high resolutions at higher FPS ratings, multi-GPU could become more of a necessity. If enough games support it, we could see a renaissance of single cards that utilize two (or even more!) GPUs on the same PCB. Graphics performance could start improving by leaps and bounds if that was the case.

This could be a one and done deal, but having a title like Far Cry 5 actually recommend multi-GPU setups is fantastic in my book. Sure, my initial reasoning is purely aesthetic. I love the look of two cards in my system. However, I really believe that if GPU manufacturers can give us hardware level support of 2 GPUs working together as one, we could see massive boosts in gaming performance again. Check out the link below for the rest of the requirements from Ubisoft.


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