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What do you think? Three way crossfire with this card on this board? Would it fit?

If not, what do you recommend?
post #2 of 15
Yes they will fit - but you cannot have 3 X2's together - you can have 3 normal 3870's or a X2 and 2 3870's
Just make sure your case has 8 pci slots or that one of the 3870's are a single slot width

Also a AMD CPU willnot be able to power those cards properally - even a QX9770 will have trouble fully loading all the cores
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Thanks! +rep
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Note the edit also:
Also a AMD CPU willnot be able to power those cards properally - even a QX9770 will have trouble fully loading all the cores
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Also a AMD CPU willnot be able to power those cards properally - even a QX9770 will have trouble fully loading all the cores
not a phenom. i have a phenom 9850 and 2 3870x2's
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And I'm about to purchase the phenom black 9850
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What do you get in 3dmark06 weezy?
My 2 cards together [normal 3870's - not x2's] get 20033 with my Q6600 at 3.8ghz - your CPU will be lucky to get to 3.1 from what i've seen
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very nice. youll love it and it runs 2 3870x2's or tri fire or watever quite efficiently.
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Also a AMD CPU willnot be able to power those cards properally - even a QX9770 will have trouble fully loading all the cores
At lower resolutions yes. But at higher resolutions when you crank up the AA and AF no.
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i got it to 3.1 but my system hasnt been working for the last month. i need a new cpu. i was messing around with nitrogen and my brother kinda froze my chip. anyways. once i get a new one...and board...ill post the score.

im on my old system atm. it blows (stock dell)
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