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Hello, today i picked up my HD5850, and I am going to crossfire it up with my HD5970, is there anything I should do before i put it in my PC, and crossfire them?. All help apreciated!

Thx for help!
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post #2 of 11
i don't think you can crossfire a 5970 with a 5850...
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post #3 of 11
ofc you can. At op there shouldnt be anything you need to do as your system should already be set for crossfire as you already have a dual gpu card. Personally though I would uninstall the drivers and any CAP you have installed then turn off the pc install the 5850 reboot and install the drivers and latest CAP.
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post #4 of 11
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ofc you can. At op there shouldnt be anything you need to do as your system should already be set for crossfire as you already have a dual gpu card. Personally though I would uninstall the drivers and any CAP you have installed then turn off the pc install the 5850 reboot and install the drivers and latest CAP.
this, and yes, you can run a 5970 and a 5850 together, there shouldnt be any issue
post #5 of 11
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ofc you can. At op there shouldnt be anything you need to do as your system should already be set for crossfire as you already have a dual gpu card. Personally though I would uninstall the drivers and any CAP you have installed then turn off the pc install the 5850 reboot and install the drivers and latest CAP.
Thx alot for your help, and the little installation guide
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post #6 of 11
No problem, enjoy your beast of a set up
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post #7 of 11
i dont think if there's going to be a huge improvement
but dont think ill of me, and dont let that stop you from doing it

and make sure you match the clocks of 5850 to that of 5970, else 5970 will also run at the clocks of 5850 ( higher clocked card always run at clocks of lower clocked card when xfire's/sli'd)

and also, the total vram available to you would be 1 gb now, even though you have 2gb on your 5970
but since you are not running eyefinity that should not be a problem
but seriously, in my opinion, you should have invested your money somewhere else
not saying you did wrong, at OCN these kind of things are considered as a good sport

but the price you paid will not worth be the improvement

and dont forget to post some benchmarks here
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by sid0972 View Post
i dont think if there's going to be a huge improvement
but dont think ill of me, and dont let that stop you from doing it

and make sure you match the clocks of 5850 to that of 5970, else 5970 will also run at the clocks of 5850 ( higher clocked card always run at clocks of lower clocked card when xfire's/sli'd)

and also, the total vram available to you would be 1 gb now, even though you have 2gb on your 5970
but since you are not running eyefinity that should not be a problem
but seriously, in my opinion, you should have invested your money somewhere else
not saying you did wrong, at OCN these kind of things are considered as a good sport

but the price you paid will not worth be the improvement

and dont forget to post some benchmarks here
Preety true.
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post #9 of 11
The 5970 still only has 1gb of useable memory same as it always had. Its exactly the same as having a normal crossfire setup except the gpu's are on one pcb. All the memory is mirrored in crossfire/sli set ups. Your right of course about increase in performance wont be as great as when you add one card to another but I think the increase will still be 50% or higher.
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sid0972 View Post
i dont think if there's going to be a huge improvement
but dont think ill of me, and dont let that stop you from doing it

and make sure you match the clocks of 5850 to that of 5970, else 5970 will also run at the clocks of 5850 ( higher clocked card always run at clocks of lower clocked card when xfire's/sli'd)

and also, the total vram available to you would be 1 gb now, even though you have 2gb on your 5970
but since you are not running eyefinity that should not be a problem
but seriously, in my opinion, you should have invested your money somewhere else
not saying you did wrong, at OCN these kind of things are considered as a good sport

but the price you paid will not worth be the improvement

and dont forget to post some benchmarks here
Hello, i just finished putting the HD5850 in, i benchmarked dirt3 maxed out, before i put it in, i had average 89fps, minimum 75fps, after i put the HD5850 in, i did a new bench, i got 89fps minimum, and 123fps max. so i got about 33fps more from the HD5850, wich i think is pretty sweet!. Anyways thx for comment
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