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Originally Posted by brettjv;11812119 
Just for the record, the improvements to crossfire scaling were driver-related, and will apply to 5x00 series just as well as 6x00 series. There's really nothing special about 6x00 in this regard, it's just that all the benches on the 5-series were done before these driver optimizations, and the 6-series afterwards thumb.gif

Is there proof of this? This is the first time I here this. It was always my understanding that the 6000 series just scaled better.
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6000 serie do scale better.
5000 serie has made progress but cant catch the 6000 series in scaling.
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post #13 of 17
i'd CF another 5850 since you already own one...
once i have more money i'm going for another 5850.
but that's waaay down the line


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Originally Posted by flopper View Post
6000 serie do scale better.
5000 serie has made progress but cant catch the 6000 series in scaling.
this is true, but the 5xxx scaling really isn't all that bad.
it averages at roughly 75%.
Edited by kiwiasian - 12/29/10 at 7:47am
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Originally Posted by ShaCanX View Post
Just wonder will overcocked 5850s beat overclock 6850s? so far no one seemed to have explored that yet.
YES.
5850>6850
5870>6870
5970>6970

AMD has changing the numbering system.
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Originally Posted by karmuhhhh View Post
If you crossfire, your current card will be downclocked to the speed of the PowerColor one. Crossfire always downclocks the faster card to the slower card's speed.
This isn't true anymore

I run my 4850s at different clock speeds
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If you crossfire, your current card will be downclocked to the speed of the PowerColor one. Crossfire always downclocks the faster card to the slower card's speed.
No it doesn't. You can run cards in Crossfire at different core speeds. That's one of the benefits of Crossfire over SLI.
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Originally Posted by RideZiLightning View Post
This isn't true anymore

I run my 4850s at different clock speeds
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
No it doesn't. You can run cards in Crossfire at different core speeds. That's one of the benefits of Crossfire over SLI.
are you serious
...i've been terribly misinformed
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