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I have a visiontek and a Gigabyte 4870 on the way from two different places (dont ask lol). Can i crossfire these or should i cancel one and wait till i can get another one.
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
I have a visiontek and a Gigabyte 4870 on the way from two different places (dont ask lol). Can i crossfire these or should i cancel one and wait till i can get another one.
Yes. You can even run a 4870 and a 4850 in CF I believe.
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Yes. You can even run a 4870 and a 4850 in CF I believe.
cool accept i got a powercolor not gigabyte lol but that doesnt matter. I actually had a powercolor 9800xt that was badass.
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cool accept i got a powercolor not gigabyte lol but that doesnt matter. I actually had a powercolor 9800xt that was badass.
Brand doesn't matter in regards to CF anyhow.
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Unlike SLI, you can use different cards (from the 3000 and 4000 series (maybe the 2000 series?)) to Crossfire for nice gains.
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I wouldn't ALWAYS say nice gains, sometimes the extra power requirements + CF's akward, inconsistent scaling = a waste of electricity. Even two of the same models in CF have been shown during games to render just a handful of fps gain over a single card. ATI sure is strange sometimes. SLI scales much better, to be sure, but since the 4870's the best thing for price/performance on the market right now it's a no-brainer.
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