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After paying for F1 2017 on PC I'm disappointed to find an issue with the graphics from the first time I've fired the game up. I'm running a pretty maxed out spec Alienware M18x with dual 2GB Radeon 7970M graphics cards. As some of you will know AMD uses it's "Crossfire" feature to run the graphics cards in tandem for 4GB total memory and this works perfectly well with a bunch of fairly graphics hungry games including Project Cars and Fallout 4 for example. The way I know Crossfire mode is active and I'm getting full use out of both cards is you can switch on an AMD Crossfire logo that displays in the top right hand corner of the screen at all times when you're running a game but only when Crossfire mode is active.
However when I run F1 2017 the Crossfire logo does not display to indicate the feature is running and as a result the graphics are pretty lousy to be perfectly honest, even when I set all the settings to ultra high which leads me to believe I'm only getting use of one of the graphics cards with 2GB of graphics memory. I'm fully aware although my Alienware is still a very good spec machine there are much more powerful systems around right now and I don't usually max out all of the graphics settings on Project Cars for example otherwise it runs extremely slowly even in Crossfire mode. With F1 2017 though, the game runs quite slow when I max out all the settings but even the graphics don't look particularly good which is why I think it's only using one of my graphics cards with only 2GB to play with. There are no settings for Crossfire within the F1 2017 options and it only states that my graphics card is an AMD 7970M card and not that there are two of them.
Does anybody else have this same issue or know that Crossfire isn't supported with F1 2017 at all? I've tried googling for some answers but can't find anything and find it puzzling as to why Crossfire simply won't engage with F1 2017.
I'd appreciate any help at all as £45 is a lot for a game I can't really play right now!