AW 18 - 8970M/R9 M290X Crossfire without Cable?


New Member
Sep 25, 2019
Hi guys,

I got a problem with my Alienware 18 I recently updated with new graphics. Maybe someone wiser than me got a solution?

I purchased two HD 8970M which I built in, I noticed that on each card the connector for CF-Cable was missing. I flashed the vBIOS to matching versions, installed CCC and find the Crossfire tab greyed out. As I read it is not necessary any more to have a CF-cable for R9 M290 (8970) cards as they deal crossfire via PCI-E. Is that true, do I maybe need some kind of modded driver or won't it work an AW 18 without the CF cable?

Thx in advance.