Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › How many ATI cards?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How many ATI cards?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Just curious since I have no idea... how many cards can you crossfire at once? I thought I seen something saying that you could have 4 ATI cards setup in crossfire. If this is true what board would you suggest that would run this configuration?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 15
I think you can have at least 3, though I'm not sure of many boards that support 4x CF.

I think the only 4-way CF would be with one x2 card and two normal ones (EX: 3870x2 + 2x 3870's).
Blackbox.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 stock ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire 4870 1GB 4x2GB G.Skill 800Mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
CaseMouse
Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Blackbox.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 stock ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire 4870 1GB 4x2GB G.Skill 800Mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
CaseMouse
Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
There are boards that suppor 4x for crossfire ill try and find some for you. I have seen benches of 4 4850's. However i dont htink you will be able to run 4 4870x2's as since they are dual gpu they coutn that way in crossfire.

This was the onlyboard on newegg that supports 4 cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131300

doesnt look like 4 4870's would fit but the 4850's would
Edited by b.walker36 - 7/2/08 at 9:15am
Darkness
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k asus z97-ar gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming G-Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Samsung EVO 840 Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Ultrasharp 27" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W2338H 23" Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HK1000W Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie EC2 Zowie (Pure exellence) dt880 sound blaster recon3d 
Audio
swan m10 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkness
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k asus z97-ar gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming G-Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Samsung EVO 840 Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Ultrasharp 27" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W2338H 23" Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HK1000W Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie EC2 Zowie (Pure exellence) dt880 sound blaster recon3d 
Audio
swan m10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
There are boards that suppor 4x for crossfire ill try and find some for you. I have seen benches of 4 4850's. However i dont htink you will be able to run 4 4870x2's as since they are dual gpu they coutn that way in crossfire.

This was the onlyboard on newegg that supports 4 cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131300

doesnt look like 4 4870's would fit but the 4850's would
Considering that SkullTrial supports four GPUs in both SLI and Crossfire and is on newegg, I don't think your search was very good....
post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
Considering that SkullTrial supports four GPUs in both SLI and Crossfire and is on newegg, I don't think your search was very good....
Acutally my search was accurate as i only looked for 2.0 i figured why get a 4 of those cards if your not going to go pci-e 2.0
Edited by b.walker36 - 7/2/08 at 9:41am
Darkness
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k asus z97-ar gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming G-Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Samsung EVO 840 Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Ultrasharp 27" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W2338H 23" Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HK1000W Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie EC2 Zowie (Pure exellence) dt880 sound blaster recon3d 
Audio
swan m10 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkness
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k asus z97-ar gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming G-Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Samsung EVO 840 Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Ultrasharp 27" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W2338H 23" Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HK1000W Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie EC2 Zowie (Pure exellence) dt880 sound blaster recon3d 
Audio
swan m10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
Crossfire drivers support up to a max of 4 GPUs. No matter what configuration. You can do 4x4850s, 4x4870s, 2x3870X2s, or 1x3870X2 and 2x3870s.

The AMD chipsets also have 4 PCI-E slots, but I think they run them at 16+16 or 8+8+8+8
Dirty Intel
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k @ stock for now GA-Z270X-GAMING-K5 MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G 16GB DDR4 3200 TridentZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Seagate 3TB 2xSamsung DVD-RW Corsair H115i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Home 64-bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1080P 144Hz Logitech G19 Corsair 750TX 
CaseMouseAudio
Corsair 750D Logitech G502 Onboard Realtek ALC1220 
  hide details  
Reply
Dirty Intel
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k @ stock for now GA-Z270X-GAMING-K5 MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G 16GB DDR4 3200 TridentZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Seagate 3TB 2xSamsung DVD-RW Corsair H115i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Home 64-bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1080P 144Hz Logitech G19 Corsair 750TX 
CaseMouseAudio
Corsair 750D Logitech G502 Onboard Realtek ALC1220 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lxcivic2k1 View Post
Crossfire drivers support up to a max of 4 GPUs. No matter what configuration. You can do 4x4850s, 4x4870s, 2x3870X2s, or 1x3870X2 and 2x3870s.

The AMD chipsets also have 4 PCI-E slots, but I think they run them at 16+16 or 8+8+8+8
I did forget about amd lol they do make the damn cards hahah
Darkness
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k asus z97-ar gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming G-Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Samsung EVO 840 Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Ultrasharp 27" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W2338H 23" Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HK1000W Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie EC2 Zowie (Pure exellence) dt880 sound blaster recon3d 
Audio
swan m10 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkness
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k asus z97-ar gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming G-Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Samsung EVO 840 Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Ultrasharp 27" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP W2338H 23" Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HK1000W Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie EC2 Zowie (Pure exellence) dt880 sound blaster recon3d 
Audio
swan m10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
So do you think just 3 of them would be ok instead of trying to squeeze four? I guess if I tried for 4 I would just have to grab some single slot waterblocks. So what board do you guys recommend for 3? I would like to stay intel for the CPU atm. I don't care if it uses DDR2 or DDR3.
post #9 of 15
Then the Asus WS Evolution with iX48 chipset is the best option. 2 of my friends have them and they are really happy with them. Really good OC boards too. U'll need DDR3 for it tho
Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 ASUS P6-T Deluxe OC Palm Radeon HD6970 6GB OCZ DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS 22" Wide Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse Pad
750W SteelSeries Ikari Laser SteelSeries 
  hide details  
Reply
Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 ASUS P6-T Deluxe OC Palm Radeon HD6970 6GB OCZ DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS 22" Wide Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse Pad
750W SteelSeries Ikari Laser SteelSeries 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
I would assume you are looking for an intel board to do this with according to the system in you sig, but if not the board in my sig rig is a great one for running 4 cards, at least I know it runs 3 pretty well
The Ark
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-M2DH G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CORSAIR XMS 8GB DDR3 1600 OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G WD 750GB Black WD 500GB Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB Green Lite-On 20x LH-20A1L ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP w2007 HP w2007 Logitech MK520 Ultra X3 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Logitech Wireless Mouse XTRAC Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
The Ark
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-M2DH G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CORSAIR XMS 8GB DDR3 1600 OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G WD 750GB Black WD 500GB Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB Green Lite-On 20x LH-20A1L ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP w2007 HP w2007 Logitech MK520 Ultra X3 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Logitech Wireless Mouse XTRAC Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › How many ATI cards?