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Can i crossfire a 5830 with a 5850/5870

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Yep, and with a 5970 also too.
    
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I saw a 5970 for abouth 450, would that be worth it?
    
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I saw a 5970 for abouth 450, would that be worth it?
It's still worth $450 yes.

If it's used, try and get it for cheaper, like $400.
    
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You know that if you crossfire your 5830 with a 5850/70 or 5970 they will all be downgraded to the 5830 specs. example 2 5830 will perform the same as a 5830 cross fired with a 5870. I hope you understand my explanation. You'll do better just cross firing two 5830 than two different types of 5800 series card plus is way cheaper for the same performance.
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you can pick up 5850's for about $130 right now. Those will perform identical to a 5970. May be a cheaper option
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You know that if you crossfire your 5830 with a 5850/70 or 5970 they will all be downgraded to the 5830 specs. example 2 5830 will perform the same as a 5830 cross fired with a 5870. I hope you understand my explanation. You'll do better just cross firing two 5830 than two different types of 5800 series card plus is way cheaper for the same performance.
This was actually proven false somewhere. It'll perform better than normal HD 5830 crossfire.
 
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well cards have to operate at the same speeds and specs in order to be crossfired properly. I had a 5830 and a 5850 that I sold a few months back because of that same reason.
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