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post #1 of 11
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Is it technically possible to do 6-GPU CrossfireX w/ the current catalyst driver set?

It'd be 2 3870x2s on the outside 2 PCI-e slots and 2 3870s(or 3850 512s) on the inside 2 slots.

3870x2-><-3870-><-3870-><-3870x2


...Just random curiosity.
post #2 of 11
i doubt it, but it's worth a try
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i doubt it, but it's worth a try
If i had a crapload of unspent cash, I would.
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yeah, when the x2 came out I was wondering about 8x crossfire

Oh well, maybe my next rig will be a spider if the new 45nm AMD chips are what they are supposed to be.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by dizzy4 View Post
yeah, when the x2 came out I was wondering about 8x crossfire

Oh well, maybe my next rig will be a spider if the new 45nm AMD chips are what they are supposed to be.
can't do 8x crossfire cuz there's only 1 crossfire connector atop the x2 That'd be t3h u83r 1337z0rz if you could tho! lol.
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The connectors would work, but I don't think the drivers would like it, lol. Maybe ATI is working on more.....that'd be very interesting, especially 6 RV670 cores working together.
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post #7 of 11
now if you could fold with that lol
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
now if you could fold with that lol
DAYUM! that'd be a hellova powerhouse. sum1 needs to mention this to ATi
post #9 of 11
why in the world does this question keep coming up when it's been made inherently clear that drivers would not support this.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by NCspecV81 View Post
why in the world does this question keep coming up when it's been made inherently clear that drivers would not support this.
It's a valid question.. And not everyone catches threads or posts about that subject..

4GPU max for CrossfireX.. But that's a jump from the 2GPU max just a few months ago..


It would be cool to have the possiblity to run 8GPU's in crossfire, but the truth is current quadGPU setups are limited by the CPU, and drivers.. If 4GPU's aren't being used to the fullest, then 8 would most likely not even make a difference in constrast to using 4.....
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