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[FUD] Apparently you wont be able to Crossfire 3xxx and 4xxx

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ATI official

Despite previous reports on the internet that old Radeon 38x0 and new Radeon 48x0 cards will work in Crossfire together, unfortunately this won't happen.

Two senior software guys at ATI has (you mean have) just confirmed that 3800 series in Crossfire with 4800 won't work and that such configuration is not supported.

You won't be able to miss (you mean mix) and match the generations and we are investigating if you should be able to mix the cards from 48x0 series. We believe you should but we won’t jump gun with this announcement.

Sorry for destroying one cool dream but you will have to sell or throw your 38x0 card and swap it for much faster 48x0 generation.

At the same time our friend W1zzard from tech power up has confirmed that he didn't make 3800 and 4800 generation to (scratch the to, not needed) work in XP but now we know the answer why. It won't work on XP or Vista simply as its not supported.
LINK: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...=8075&Itemid=1

I thought this should be posted up as some may from earlier rumors be thinking they can Crossfire their 3xxx series with the new 4xxx series .

So a heads up to those who were actually planning to crossfire their older cards. Still, I am looking forward to the 4870 cards.
Edited by Sgtoku - 6/23/08 at 12:08pm
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post #2 of 12
How about, "despite previous reports on the FUD..."

That really is too bad though, that seriously would have given them a one of a kind edge against nvidia.
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How about, "despite previous reports on the FUD..."

That really is too bad though, that seriously would have given them a one of a kind edge against nvidia.
While FUD does report some BS, they actually release results weeks early. People call them fakes until the "official" results get released from the NDA'ed partners. Take the information from FUD with a grain-of-salt, but don't completely discredit the information purely because it came from FUD.

Why would ATI let you mix/match the cards? They have great prices already! Don't forget, they are still in a heated war with Nvidia AND Intel. They can't afford to give their technology away.
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Didn't the article earlier that was showing this configuration (3850+4850) have a picture clearly showing that the 3850 was disabled?
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AWwwwww crap. That ruins my day.
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Damn it. Not what I was wanting to hear.
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Wasn't their another article in the last day or two with ATI stating they weren't going to offer official support for this but it would work?

EDIT: Found it: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-4870-mix.html
Edited by Cato - 6/23/08 at 1:25pm
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I was right! Yes! I win!

Edit: How...Ironic. Right after I clicked "submit" my desktop started artifacting....
post #9 of 12
well it's fud .....
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I was right! Yes! I win!

Edit: How...Ironic. Right after I clicked "submit" my desktop started artifacting....
Wow......that's hardly ever a good thing.
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