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Anyone know whether a 6950 and a 6870 will work together on this board?

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As far as I know they will work so long as the GPU Ram does not hit the maximum 4 gigs. You're only hindered by the space in your case. thumb.gif

I have dual 6870 Sapphire Radeon cards. They will both work on this board. I just need to get the 2nd one under water. It's currently topless and sitting patiently in a box. biggrin.gif

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The windows 7 64bit drivers and the software are the same for vista and windows 8, and they work, just make sure you install the via audio driver first. But don't really need the creative control panel as it isn't really a creative product, it just has a sticker on top of it that says its creative X-fi

I never bothered with the set thats available for download, just using the ones Windows 8 automatically installed. Sound is good even with old 2.1 Altec Lansing speakers from 1998.


There is one thing that troubles me though... when Windows 8 sends the display into standby the CPU temperature seems to rise 4 - 5 degrees. Yet the strange thing is the processor isn't above 1Ghz because Cool & Quiet is active. Once the display has woken up, the temperature always falls back down. So it's not the clocks thats setting it off, nor the voltage. But only happens when the display goes into standby. O_o
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Anyone know whether a 6950 and a 6870 will work together on this board?
cheers
sam

They will both work but you can't Crossfire them, different core.
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Anyone know whether a 6950 and a 6870 will work together on this board?
cheers
sam

They will both work but you can't Crossfire them, different core.

eh-smiley.gif

I'm pretty sure you can Crossfire 6870 and 6950. Remember you can Crossfire one series up or down. So if you have 6870 you can Crossfire to 6950 or 6770. I do not think that you can Crossfire 6970 however. Which would be where you may be confused.

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I am not confused, it's quite easy to gather the source of with what can you crossfire.
Just google crossfire chart and you'll get loads of pictures showing what can be crossfired with what coming straight from AMD.

Either way here is the chart, it's all about the chip inside...
Barts can only be crossfired with Barts and Cayman can only be crossfired with Cayman.
Pretty simple...

Also people like to think that the card's will downclock to the lowest clocked card, this is a lie regarding AMD. They will both work at their specified speed, but they will have different GPU usage % thanks to the different speed they have.
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So will I see solid gains from running 2 cards, enough to be worth any hassles getting it up and running, compatibility with games, etc?

I had two 6870s but one of them was stuffed from the get-go so MSI sent me a 6950 instead, even though I TOLD them it was in Crossfire so please don't send me something that doesn't work frown.gif
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Reading some reviews on this board (Formula) and also the SaberTooth. I can't help but wonder ... aesthetics aside, is there really a benefit to justify the $50 dollar difference? I mean, future plans would include crossfire and a 5Ghz (hopeful) OC.

Is there a benefit to the Crosshair board over the SaberTooth?
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So will I see solid gains from running 2 cards, enough to be worth any hassles getting it up and running, compatibility with games, etc?
I had two 6870s but one of them was stuffed from the get-go so MSI sent me a 6950 instead, even though I TOLD them it was in Crossfire so please don't send me something that doesn't work frown.gif
You can't crossfire them... I'm sorry mate. Best thing to try and do now is sell the 6870 and try to get a used 6950 if you wish to keep crossfire.
Or sell both and the money you get from them should be enough for a 787.

Edit: I meant a 7870 graphics card... not a Boeing 787 tongue.gif
Edited by Tokkan - 12/26/12 at 10:49am
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So will I see solid gains from running 2 cards, enough to be worth any hassles getting it up and running, compatibility with games, etc?

I had two 6870s but one of them was stuffed from the get-go so MSI sent me a 6950 instead, even though I TOLD them it was in Crossfire so please don't send me something that doesn't work frown.gif

I would just contact them and tell them that you cannot use the 6950 since it's a different Core as explained. Pretty messed up that they sent you an incompatible card after you explained that your 6870 was in Crossfire. mellowsmiley.gif

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Edited by Ceadderman - 12/26/12 at 9:11am
 
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You can't crossfire them... I'm sorry mate. Best thing to try and do now is sell the 6870 and try to get a used 6950 if you wish to keep crossfire.
Or sell both and the money you get from them should be enough for a 787.
Edit: I meant a 7870 graphics card... not a Boeing 787 tongue.gif
haha Damn, I really wanted a Boeing and you got me all excited. I'm not sure crossfire is worth the pain of setup that a lot of people report, although my big case looks so empty without it frown.gif

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I would just contact them and tell them that you cannot use the 6950 since it's a different Core as explained. Pretty messed up that they sent you an incompatible card after you explained that your 6870 was in Crossfire. mellowsmiley.gif
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After how long it took to RMA it I'm not going back through it all again frown.gif

It's a big blameshift at the moment, the shop I sent it back to for testing sent it off to MSI and said they had no control over what MSI sent back. Unless there's hope for a neat and quick resolution direct from MSI (I don't like my chances) I'm going to stick with running the single 6950. If anyone here is familiar with the issues I was having with Crossfire in the first place (didn't work, just caused me headaches for 2yrs) it's still an upgrade because effectively I only ever had a single 6870 running.
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