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I currently have a spider platform build with one 3870. I want to add a second one. Does it have to be a Sapphire like my last one with ddr4 or do I have other options.. Pleaaase Help. I need to know so I tell my grown kids what I want for Father's Day.... Thanks................................
    
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Any crossfire compatible card will work.
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so I could crossfire a 3870 with a 3650 and it would not matter.. Not sure if I got my numbers right but you get the jist
    
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I want to stay with the 3870 but I wanted to not be stuck with sapphire alone..
    
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3650?? Tell them you need a second 3870..
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you dont think that the differences between ddr 4 and ddr 3 wont matter for crossfire
    
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thanks By Tor... I know you know your stuff.. whats your take on this conversation..
    
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post #8 of 14
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so I could crossfire a 3870 with a 3650 and it would not matter.. Not sure if I got my numbers right but you get the jist
No It has to be the same core. You could crossfire a 3870 with a 3850 but not a 3650. Best would be another 3870.
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Just get another 3870 to be safe.
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Thanks Snoob and rocker. Your reply is very much appriciated especially the ATI Chart.
    
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