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I picked up a gigabyte windforce 290 to go along with my Xfx reference 290 I have not had a whole lot of time to play and test with it I noticed titanfall was all over the place and crashing... I play wow bf4 titanfall bf3 dayz just to name a few and I do play on an eyefinity set up so I would actually benifeit from crossfire. Also I thought stuttering and some other issues where resolved by ridding the crossfire bridge? Help me make a decision guys keep the gagabyte 290 as a solo card or dive into watercooling the pair? I would just like to hear your experience with crossfireing this generation of cards.
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what are the rest of your components?

it's been done before . . .

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I know that I can crossfire the two different brands of Cards I am really asking if it's worth it and if they have cleared up a lot of the kinks? However I am running a 4770k @ 4.2 cooled by an h220 8gb of vengeance ram an RM 750 on a MSI MPower board.
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I know that I can crossfire the two different brands of Cards I am really asking if it's worth it and if they have cleared up a lot of the kinks? However I am running a 4770k @ 4.2 cooled by an h220 8gb of vengeance ram an RM 750 on a MSI MPower board.

 

aha, my specialty :)

I have quad crossfired every gen of AMD cards since 2007


I have followed the development of crossfire (I am currently doing 4 x R290X MSI) and from the 5000 series the results have been excellent. you want to run a higher res of course (or be big on benchmarks) but I get good scaling to all four cards.

That's my 2 cents :)

If you want to know more about my experience with crossfire feel free to ask. But I thoroughly enjoy the results I get.

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I know that I can crossfire the two different brands of Cards I am really asking if it's worth it and if they have cleared up a lot of the kinks? However I am running a 4770k @ 4.2 cooled by an h220 8gb of vengeance ram an RM 750 on a MSI MPower board.

I am running a MSI R9 290 and a Sapphire R9 290 and it was a pretty good leap in performance, running with an i5 at 4.5ghz but the drivers right now are alittle iffy with mixed results for people. Mostly talking about bf4 but the 13.12 seems to work for most (Running myself 14.3 without problem)


Listen to red as he knows a ton more than me biggrin.gif (First multigpu rig here)
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I know that I can crossfire the two different brands of Cards I am really asking if it's worth it and if they have cleared up a lot of the kinks? However I am running a 4770k @ 4.2 cooled by an h220 8gb of vengeance ram an RM 750 on a MSI MPower board.

i've done both (eyeinfinity and crossfire) but separately. even with just 2 monitors it was a pain but it was my first time. you miss a step and you'll end up clearing the cmos. crossfire, otoh, was a breeze for me. did not even have to reinstall driver and all the games i played supported multi-gpu.

now, combining both and the possible issues that go with them outweighing the goodness ask Red or wermad.

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I picked up a gigabyte windforce 290 to go along with my Xfx reference 290 I have not had a whole lot of time to play and test with it I noticed titanfall was all over the place and crashing... I play wow bf4 titanfall bf3 dayz just to name a few and I do play on an eyefinity set up so I would actually benifeit from crossfire. Also I thought stuttering and some other issues where resolved by ridding the crossfire bridge? Help me make a decision guys keep the gagabyte 290 as a solo card or dive into watercooling the pair? I would just like to hear your experience with crossfireing this generation of cards.

Personally, I'm waiting for a single card that will drive my eyefinity setup comfortably. Crossfire has been a hassle causing issues in quite a few games I play even though they technically support crossfire. Titanfall for instance will not run properly with crossfire enabled. You are not alone on those issues, and with my 7970 crossfire I get artifacting so bad that there's no resemblance of it even being a video game, more like static on a old TV.

I would suggest running a single 290 and try it as my rig has been able to run 5760x1080 on a single 7970 on high settings in most games. I think the days of crossfire being a requirement for eyefinity are pretty much over.
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I have an Hz 850 I'm waiting to get back from rma if I decide to keep this set up I'll replace the RM750 with the HX850 I should be fine with the 850 even overclocked right? And thanks everyone I appreciate the input.
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Haha I remember my first eyefinity set up was being pushed by a single 6850... That poor little guy struggled when playing bad company2.
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I have an Hz 850 I'm waiting to get back from rma if I decide to keep this set up I'll replace the RM750 with the HX850 I should be fine with the 850 even overclocked right? And thanks everyone I appreciate the input.

oc the cpu more and keep the gpus stock or close to stock if you can oc the gpus without raising the voltage - yes. 2cents.gif
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