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Alright so I'm about to pull the trigger on another 5850 to get a crossfire setup going.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...28266(ME).aspx

That is the one I am looking at right now. My vapor x version only has a slightly higher clock speed than that one so my questions are:

1) Is there any difference in terms if performance between the two? Other than the slightly higher clock speeds?

2) I will be able to overclock my new one to match the speeds of my current one right?

EDIT:

3) When I have both cards in I don't have to do anything special to get a third monitor setup?

4) Is setting up cf hard? Is it just a matter up setting up the connector between the two cards and then downloading the proper drivers?
I will add more questions as I come up with them, and thanks to everyone who helps!
Edited by -relk- - 5/27/11 at 1:51pm
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post #2 of 9
when you put more then one gfx card in in sli/crossfire they default to the slower cards speed so the limiting factor would be how high you can get the new card at since it may have ben binned lower then the vapor
also when ocing 2 cards there speeds should be linked if useing msi afterburner to oc there is a check box in they settings to do that for you
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1. They should be fairly the same except for cooling
2. Yes you can overclock your new one to match the current one
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1. Basically the same aside from cooling.

2. Yes, in CCC and MSI AB there's an option to act as if both cards are one and you can overclock them both as if you were overclocking one card.
post #5 of 9
I think we are a couple generations away from seeing a 58850 TBH.
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Thanks! I knew that the speeds are limited to the slower one but just wanted to make sure.

So when I do overclock, I do so with both at the same time? I guess that makes sense haha

Another quick question, when they are setup in cf, will I be able to hook a third monitor up?
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inb4 clever 58850 com-- Oh nvm
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Thanks! I knew that the speeds are limited to the slower one but just wanted to make sure.

So when I do overclock, I do so with both at the same time? I guess that makes sense haha

Another quick question, when they are setup in cf, will I be able to hook a third monitor up?
When you're overclocking there's an option to act is if both cards are ONE card, that way you can overclock both cards as if they were one. LOL, it's a mouthful of words, but that's really how it is.
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yea you can do eyefinity with 2 cards. also you can overclock them seperatly.
    
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