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Quick question for anyone who can give me an informed answer. I have an XFX 6870 reference card in my rig right now. I have a chance of picking up another XFX but it's a 6850. Question is would they pair up nicely in crossfire? And is it worth it crossfiring those to cards? Any help on this would be deeply apreciated.smile.gif Thank You in advance for any help given.thumb.gif OCN ROCKS!!!thumb.gif

I don't think you can crossfire them.
Maybe if you flash it with a 6870 bios but then the performance wouldn't be the same
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I don't think you can crossfire them.
Maybe if you flash it with a 6870 bios but then the performance wouldn't be the same

I can definitely run crossfire with them. I was just wondering if anyone knew what the performance was like with that combination
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they would run as 2 X 6850s and if you are getting the 6850 for cheap and have a decent power supply, then go for it! thumb.gif
post #5474 of 6939
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Originally Posted by MiyukiChan View Post

I don't think you can crossfire them.
Maybe if you flash it with a 6870 bios but then the performance wouldn't be the same

Absolutely and totally wrong. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by chino1974 View Post

I can definitely run crossfire with them. I was just wondering if anyone knew what the performance was like with that combination

I think I remember people saying there's stuttering when at stock clocks but when the up the clocks on the 6850, it goes away. But in the end it's not as good as 2 x 6870 @ stock clocks.
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Absolutely and totally wrong. frown.gif
I think I remember people saying there's stuttering when at stock clocks but when the up the clocks on the 6850, it goes away. But in the end it's not as good as 2 x 6870 @ stock clocks.

Oh cause i was told otherwise i had a 6850 but i bought two 6870 cause of what i've been told, @ ot oh well hope it works out fine for you.
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I'm really surprised with the 6870.
Actually using a "real" monitor now at 1440x900 instead of my old CRT @ 1280x1024
and I'm still able to run games on max settings at a playable frame rate (60+)
A shame I wasted $114 on that HD 6770 when this card only cost me $11 more rolleyes.gif

and to think I started out playing on a HD 5450 and Celeron E1500 getting sub 20fps in games like rage, Alice and NFS
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I'm really surprised with the 6870.
Actually using a "real" monitor now at 1440x900 instead of my old CRT @ 1280x1024
and I'm still able to run games on max settings at a playable frame rate (60+)
A shame I wasted $114 on that HD 6770 when this card only cost me $11 more rolleyes.gif

and to think I started out playing on a HD 5450 and Celeron E1500 getting sub 20fps in games like rage, Alice and NFS

Same here, my 6870 is still going nice and strong with my Eyefinity setup.
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Quick question for anyone who can give me an informed answer. I have an XFX 6870 reference card in my rig right now. I have a chance of picking up another XFX but it's a 6850. Question is would they pair up nicely in crossfire? And is it worth it crossfiring those to cards? Any help on this would be deeply apreciated.smile.gif Thank You in advance for any help given.thumb.gif OCN ROCKS!!!thumb.gif

It will run fine! I had this setup for a while. Two cards run alot better at the same speeds - And I've found 2x cards with the same bios run even better! thumb.gif
You could always try running the 6850 with the 6870 BIOS? It couldn't hurt right? And if it does use the bios switch!

But running them at the same speed is a must! Which means you may have to downclock your 6870.. Also put the 6870 on the bottom as it will run a tad hotter, well it depends.. Are either card blower style cards?

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/425/accelero-l2-plus.html

What do you guys think about those for 2x 6850's? Would it be worth it? Or would i be better off with a better cooler?
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It will run fine! I had this setup for a while. Two cards run alot better at the same speeds - And I've found 2x cards with the same bios run even better! thumb.gif
You could always try running the 6850 with the 6870 BIOS? It couldn't hurt right? And if it does use the bios switch!
But running them at the same speed is a must! Which means you may have to downclock your 6870.. Also put the 6870 on the bottom as it will run a tad hotter, well it depends.. Are either card blower style cards?
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/425/accelero-l2-plus.html
What do you guys think about those for 2x 6850's? Would it be worth it? Or would i be better off with a better cooler?

Thanks for the input and yes the 6870 is an XFX reference design with the blower cooling. Should I still put that one on the bottom? I've heard that those blower fans cool better than the regular type fans sitting in the middle of the card. Anyways eventually I want to put them both under water with the rest on my system. I already have a wc setup in my rig with a 240 and 120 rad so I think it should be able to handle the extra load of the additional cards. If not I can always add another 120 rad to the mix.thumb.gif Anything for an excuse to run to the parts store and tear into my rig!!! My wife said if I kept going to microcenter so much she was gonna leave me. I'm sure going to miss her:D
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