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Crossfire with onboard video and 6970 worth it ?

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Just got a new Gpu Msi 6970 lightning from a Gtx 460 and i see my motherboard a GA-880Ga-UD3H makes it so i can setup cross fire with the onboard Gpu. Would it be worth it to do this? Other comp spec 8gig Corsair xms3 Amd Phenom II x4 965. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 8
That Hybrid Crossfire is not what you think it is. Don't do it, not worth even thinking about it.
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post #3 of 8
Not worth it. Even if it were possible, it will be way slow compared to set 6970 up as discrete GPU.
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post #4 of 8
This would not work without major hax either. The 6970 is a rev. change from the on board for that mb. If you could get it to work the crossfire balancer would slow down the performance to about 1/3 it's solo capability and combine it with the inboard chipset to run a crossfire that is about 2/3 the speed of the 6970 by it's self.
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post #5 of 8
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Thanks thats what i was thinking. Again thanks for the quick reply
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post #6 of 8
It would only work with lower-end discrete cards I'll live to see the day you can get AT LEAST 5770/GTS 450 performance from an onboard chipset.
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post #7 of 8
The a75 chipset and and apu 3850 are pretty fast
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post #8 of 8
You might be able to make it work for something useful like Physx if it's nvidia
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