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I am running a Gigabyte 5870 and looking to add another for Crossfire.

The problem I have is that my 5870 is the older version (the one with 2x DVI HDMI and DisplayPort).

I have found some similar models for sale on the net, but they are not Gigabyte, mostly evga and sapphire.

My question is, can I buy a 5870 from another company and run it in Crossfire? In my case, Gigabyte and Sapphire/EVGA?

Also, Can this be done for Nvidia too?
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yes you can use what ever company you want, as long as the number is 5870 smile.gif or even a 5850, but then both cards will run at 5850 speeds.
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I take it that it is the same for Nvidia?

Thanks alpsie!
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Yes smile.gif
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Just note that for AMD, you can crossfire any 58xx series cards from any manufacture. I believe you can crossfire 58xx with 5990 as well. However, that is not the case with nVIDIA - you can SLI a 460 with 460 only - manufacture does not matter. You cannot SLI a 460 with 470.
Just for your information.
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Thanks for that Awaz, good info.
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Anytime.
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