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Can you run different video cards in crossfire?

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I have an XFX 5850 Radeon. I am considering buying a second video card to run in crossfire with my current card. I was wondering if there would be any conflicts running a different manufactured video card albeit the same model Radeon 5850.
I am considering different options from different brands.
I am looking for any suggestions for brand recommendations and also if I cannot match the brand card will there be conflicts.
I am hoping though it makes no difference, but I just wanted some advice.
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Yes you can do this
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No, different brands do not matter.

With a 5850 you should be able to crossfire with... 5830, 5850 (duh), 5870 and a 5970 I believe.

I tend to go with a manufacturer I trust, that offers good warranty, mabye pre-overclocked also.
 
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^^ Correct, you can CF with 58XX cards, but keep in mind it will not be as smooth as the card can be quite different.

You will have no problems CF to 5850s for different makes. I have 2 different 5870s, and one of them is ref and one is no ref, and it works just fine
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