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What can I crossfire with a 4870x2? Never crossfire before and would like to try it out.
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i think a 4850, 4870 and 4890, however you can get another 4870x2 and run quad, but most see no benefit at all in fps,

the card is already really good, so i would just go with a good overclock, but that is just my opinion.
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Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post
i think a 4850, 4870 and 4890, however you can get another 4870x2 and run quad, but most see no benefit at all in fps,

the card is already really good, so i would just go with a good overclock, but that is just my opinion.
4870 or a 4890 or don't bother. A 4860 would work as well.
I'm using 4870x2+4890 in tri-fire right now, and it works pretty well.
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overclocking a 4870X2 is a bad idea.

they run hotter then FERMi's
    
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1. You already on crossfire.
2. quad crossfire sucks!
3. power!
post #6 of 11
OC the heck out of it, but grab an aftermarket cooler (Arctic Cooling). If you want to add anything, I'd look at some 4850's. One 6-pin and runs cool, and three cards is better then four.
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OC the heck out of it, but grab an aftermarket cooler (Arctic Cooling). If you want to add anything, I'd look at some 4850's. One 6-pin and runs cool, and three cards is better then four.
This. or get a 6870 for better performance then that 4870x2
post #8 of 11
actually 5870's/4870X2' are a hair faster then a 6870/

CrossfireX is a differnt story


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This. or get a 6870 for better performance then that 4870x2
    
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post #9 of 11
Throw some aftermarket on it and OC it. Those 4870x2s are so power consumptive. Maybe add a 4870x1 (techinically it's trifire cuz of 3 GPUs).
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overclocking a 4870X2 is a bad idea.

they run hotter then FERMi's
Rather, the stock cooler is worse than fermis.Invariably, its the difference between cooling one gpu and 2 gpus with a squirrel-cage fan cooler design.
If one can fork over 50 bucks for the artic cooling accelero extreme, they run like a block of ice. My 4870x2 is idling at 34c inside my case at the moment.
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