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No crossfire connector despite what the advert says....http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-225-SP
certain version didn't include the cfx connector. probably to reduce cost. i guess that's the reason why the shop where i got mine sells it $15 cheaper than the other shops
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I thought that some of the cards did their little CrossfireX thingy without the connector? o.O
     
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yep, they still can do software cfx through the pci-e slot but performance may not be as good as with dedicated connector due to pci-e bandwidth limitation
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I'm getting one for a friends PC, he mainly plays WoW @ 1440x900 i think. Should suffice
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Seems most of the 512mb models don't have crossfire headers and rely on the PCI-E lanes to communicate.

1GB ones dooo seem to have the headers on most models so I guess someone is talking porkies about how much bandwidth is needed.

Imho, the 1GB models are only good for CF as two small gpu's will probably use the whole of the vram on the lead card, I doubt a single card would unless its core was OC'd really high and screaming bloody murder.
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Seems most of the 512mb models don't have crossfire headers and rely on the PCI-E lanes to communicate.

1GB ones dooo seem to have the headers on most models so I guess someone is talking porkies about how much bandwidth is needed.

Imho, the 1GB models are only good for CF as two small gpu's will probably use the whole of the vram on the lead card, I doubt a single card would unless its core was OC'd really high and screaming bloody murder.
Without a pci power plug? I doubt it, I see no reason to buy the 1gb since it's an extra £20 ( I bought an 8800gt for that and it performs better )
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XFX HD5670 775M Video Card Review (motherboards.org Jan 24, 2010)

ATI announced their new architecture the Evergreen family of video cards in September of last year aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, a World War II-era aircraft carrier. The Evergreen family consists of many variants including the Cypress (5870, 5850), the Juniper (5770, 5750), the Hemlock (5970), the Redwood (5670) and the Cedar (55 series and 5450). Today marks the release of the Redwood version of their new architecture, the Radeon HD 5670.

XFX is a manufacturer of video cards based upon both NVIDIA and ATI chip. For the last year or so XFX has used ATI chips on their cards which is a wise choice as NVIDIA based cards are not competitive at the moment feature or performance wise. They have already released cards based upon every member of the Evergreen family and today’s review is on the Redwood card, the RADEON HD 5670. This is the reference clocked version, with XFX normally releasing variants with higher clock speeds later.

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thx 4 the support...
Edited by z4520ft - 1/26/10 at 9:31am
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Are you guys happy with the performance of the HD5670? I'm looking at this one to upgrade to in a few weeks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125312
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Please tell me this card has a spdif connector? hdmi is bloody useless without it.
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