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A question about Crossfire compatability

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I have a Gigabyte 7850 2GB PCIE x 16 3rd gen card in my machine, but it's only got a single DVI output. If I get another 7850 2GB PCIE x 16 3rd gen card, but it's from a different manufacturer and it has 2 DVI outputs, would I still be able to hook them up with Crossfire? I have dual monitors and with this new machine, the video card was bought before I had any input on the number of monitor outputs, so my plan is to have dual monitors, possibly three. Would the chipsets still be compatible enough that the different number of DVI outputs between the two cards wouldn't matter? Thanks
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Yes, as long as its a 7850/7870

Just put the card with 2xDVI first, as this usually gives you a better display experience as using HDMI
     
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