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i run eyefinity res is like 4800x900

just wondering if you can cross fire a xfx 6870(1gb) card with a xfx 6950(2gb) card????


also would it be worth it, so i just wait for a single card 7k series

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No, you can only CF cards of the same generation-series; you would need another 68xx card.
Scaling with the 68xx is pretty good and not too expensive, but whether you want to wait or not is up to you (plus we have no idea what 7xxx will be like).
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Originally Posted by clock'd out;15294237 
i run eyefinity res is like 4800x900

just wondering if you can cross fire a xfx 6870(1gb) card with a xfx 6950(2gb) card????

also would it be worth it, so i just wait for a single card 7k series

thanks in advance^

NO > you can cross fire a xfx 6870(1gb) card with a xfx 6950(2gb) card????

If you can wait, by all means. But life is too short to keep waiting and you only live once.
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NO > you can cross fire a xfx 6870(1gb) card with a xfx 6950(2gb) card????

If you can wait, by all means. But life is too short to keep waiting and you only live once.

In basic terms, just get it lols.
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My primitive cranium just don't get it, is there anything better to wait in life other than 7xxx series?

I am going back to worship the sun.
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You cannot crossfire different generations you can only crossfire sub generations, aka the 6950 can be cross-fired with the 6970, or the 6970 with the 6990.

Your best bet would really be to jump to 2 6950s as I've run into a lot of times where the 6870 1GB couldnt keep up good frames due to the fact eyefinity uses a LOT of vRAM.
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pretty much but you CAN cross fire a ATI 6750 with a ATI 5770



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