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Hey everyone, just looking for an opinion from you all...

I just recently upgraded from an ATI X1900 to the Asus flavored ATI 3870. My question is this...Is anyone truly satisfied running crossfire with two ATI 3870's? I can't quite decide if i should or shouldn't make the leap to Crossfire and buy another ATI 3870.

Just looking for some pro's and con's on the matter. Thanks!

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post #2 of 17
2 3870's is MUCH better than one i was very happy running 2 of them. tri fire is the sweet spot if you ask me though so grab an X2 and pair it with your 3870

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You have the motherboard and psu needed to crossfire. Now the question is.

Are you currently able to max all your favorite games (not cryfail) and still get good fps? Crossfire scales very well, but it really depends on if you're happy with the fps and settings you're getting with a single card.

EDIT: Micro you mean tri fire not tri sli
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Forgive me for being lazy and not looking, but is my ASUS Crosshair capable of Tri-Fire? Something in the back of my mind is telling me i'd have to upgrade to the ASUS Crosshair II for that. BTW, i only really play Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Source...
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If those are the only 2 games you play, I suggest staying with 1 3870 if you're happy with your current fps.
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You want to Crossfire 3870's to run TF2 and CS:S?

that sounds a little overkill
my rig runs TF2 at 60+ frames
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post #7 of 17
wait isn't Crosshair A Nforce 590 SLI chipset? don't think you can crossfire on that.
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Yeah, i know it is a little overkill, but with the prices on the ATI 3870 right now it seems so appealing...

Thanks for all the input.
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If its in your budget I say do it. Just incase you find another game that you want to play you won't need to worry
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
wait isn't Crosshair A Nforce 590 SLI chipset? don't think you can crossfire on that.
DOH, good eye! I need to keep up with AMD boards more

You can't crossfire on your board. +rep dark.
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