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Can I run Reference and Non-Reference R9 290 Crossfire?

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....or do I have to have exactly 100% identical cards? Just planning ahead...
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Nope it doesn't have to be 100% identical. Heck, AMD even allows you to Crossfire cards in the same family, so you could Crossfire a 290 and a 290X, or a 7970 and a 7950, etc
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Will work just as well as reference + reference.
    
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Nope it doesn't have to be 100% identical. Heck, AMD even allows you to Crossfire cards in the same family, so you could Crossfire a 290 and a 290X, or a 7970 and a 7950, etc

Can I CrossFire my 290 wth a 280x?
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