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What do you guys think about crossfiring 5870 and 6970? I mainly use my PC for gaming. Single monitor.
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post #2 of 10
you can't crossfire a 5 series card and a 6 series card.
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post #3 of 10
you can't crossfire different random cards... However, you can buy another 5870 to crossfire with the one you already have.
    
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You can't crosfire two difrent series cards. You can't even crossfire a 58xx and a 57xx why would you be able to crossfire a 58xx and a 69xx.
    
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Impossible unless you are talking about Lucidlogix Hydra.
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post #6 of 10
Just get another 5870, they are pretty cheap now and still perform great.
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post #7 of 10
CrossfireX 5870's with the latest drivers will perform well, just keep the GPU core and memory clocks the same.
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post #8 of 10
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Impossible unless you are talking about Lucidlogix Hydra.
And that wouldnt be Crossfire then if your using Lucid Hydra anyway so its a no no,at least with official drivers
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post #9 of 10
sell that 5870 and get 6000 series they scale much better than 5000 series
    
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post #10 of 10
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What do you guys think if I get another Sapphire 5870 2Gb. Would the fps be higher than a single 6970 because I really worry about the power consumption. I can easily sell the current card to my friend.
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