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Hey everyone, I just wanted to confirm that it was possible to crossfire any 7970 card with any r9 280x card.
Reason being I am currently in Hong Kong and if I can get a decent price on an r9 280x then I might go for it and I wanted to be sure it would be compatible with my Sapphire Dual X Flex (in sig) card.

Secondly, in terms of water blocks for a 7970 and an r9 280x, would they require the same blocks for each? I am guessing so but I just want to be sure.

I also wanted to ask whether I should purchase a card here or wait about 3-4 weeks until I go to New York and go to the nearest New Egg.


Cheers.
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Now I am against bumping in threads but I need an answer for my first question in the next hour or so, sorry to sound demanding biggrin.gif
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My final bump.....I am leaving HK in about 5ish hours. Left it a little late I know but I would appreciate ANY answers smile.gif
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Crossfire? Yes, they're the same chipset. Waterblocks? Not sure, sorry. But If you find a deal, then yes, it will be compatible.
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Ummm I didn't thunk that was possible due to the r9 cards using the pcie slot for crossfire .... Plus they don't have the crossfire tabs do they?
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Originally Posted by Brulf View Post

Ummm I didn't thunk that was possible due to the r9 cards using the pcie slot for crossfire .... Plus they don't have the crossfire tabs do they?

This is for R9 290/290X. The R9 280X still has them.

As has been said 7970 and 280X crossfire should be fine, but not sure on waterblocks. I'd think they should be the same, but I am not positive (for reference cards that is).
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This is for R9 290/290X. The R9 280X still has them.

As has been said 7970 and 280X crossfire should be fine, but not sure on waterblocks. I'd think they should be the same, but I am not positive (for reference cards that is).

Ahh there us go learnt something new
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