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Can i Tri-Fire my 6970??

post #1 of 17
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I have a single MSI 6970 Lightning and was going to buy another one to do a crossfire. But now i have thought maybe to buy a 6990 and do a Tri-Fire.

Will this work as a tri-fire?? Are there any problems still with crossfire in general??
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post #2 of 17
It will work
post #3 of 17
Simple answer is "yes." I haven't used AMD cards for a while so I don't know how their drivers are these days. I suspect (reading reviews), they're much better than they use to be.
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post #4 of 17
That'll work fine, as long as it's in the same family 69** or 68** you can xfire it.

TBH though, it's overkill for a single screen setup...

C
post #5 of 17
There are always different issues when adding multi-gpu setups - a 6990 will work in tri fire with your 6970
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post #6 of 17
Easily doable with another 6970. Adding a 6990 should be fine as well but you won't have much headroom left on your PSU after all is said and done.
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indeed you can.
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post #8 of 17
It'll work fine, but not on a 800W PSU (Would work but it would be too tight and not good).

I'd just do Crossfire.
    
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
It'll work fine, but not on a 800W PSU (Would work but it would be too tight and not good).

I'd just do Crossfire.
He'd be fine... I did Sli 570's on a 650w corsair

The 6990 will pull around 375 on load, the 6970 is about 250w on load. So even with the rest of his machine i'd say he'll be pulling close to 750w
Edited by compuman145 - 8/11/11 at 7:33am
post #10 of 17
Just get another Lighting. HD 6990 will run much hotter and louder.
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