Hey everyone. I have a quick question for you. I just got a second 7870 XT Powercolor Myst.. Unfortunately my board only supports 16x and 4X configuration PCIE 2.0. I tried running crossfire and while 2d stuff is fine, any 3d app just red screens and the driver crashes. So i assumed it was the slots and just pulled the card in the 4X slot and started playing around with the new card. I found out that it had a different BIOS than my old card. The "new" card was on bios .31 and the old was on .32. The new card was throttling and behaving really weird under anything but default clocks and settings, so i flashed it up to .32 and now its running great. Even better than my old one now.
So to cut to the chase, do i risk throwing everything back in and try out crossfire again? Or will i just get more driver crashes due to the 4x slot? Its the gear in the patchwork APU build i have ( although its no longer an APU). The CPU is at 3.5GHz if that makes a difference.
Honestly the new card was a great deal as I only paid $70 for it and its already faster without adding volts than my old card, and it even runs cooler, so even if crossfire isn't worth my while i think i still made out ok and I can always give my wife the extra card. Or i have an ASRock extreme 6 that i can swap around that has 8x 8x slots, but that would involve a lot of OS swapping etc that i would rather avoid, but I'll do it if I'll see some good gains.
I'm at 1080 60Hz at the moment and want to get Star Citizen at very high detail at that rez. thanks in advance