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well, ill just go with my original idea and get a 4870 to run in trifire, sometimes i can never tell the difference when my buddy is trolling with me or telling me the truth...thanks for the help
You could get another 4870 and trifire it up. That'd work, and it's be a pretty nice setup.
Edited by razr m3 - 1/21/11 at 5:51pm
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well, ill just go with my original idea and get a 4870 to run in trifire, sometimes i can never tell the difference when my buddy is trolling with me or telling me the truth...thanks for the help


Why not just get a new GPU.


Like a 6950?
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Why not just get a new GPU.


Like a 6950?
4870s go for like $80.00 shipped, so OP would lose $30.00 in shipping and would get $210.00. That's enough for a single GTX 460, which won't come near tri-fire 4870s, aka 1.3 5870s.
    
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Yea, it IS possible to crossfire between generations. They just have to be the same type of card.

4870 + 3870 works, for example. I assume 4870 + 5870 would work, too.
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This reminds me of a friend who JUST found out what Hyperthreading is 2 YEARS after getting his i7 machine. Too bad he spent all that time playing games at stock speeds with a 5450. Poor poor i7...never reached it's full potential.

Face smash your friend, if he thinks he can get away with raw power plus a little bit of tessellation. Never will happen.

And about the cross-generation, only one I've seen or heard of is Hybrid, with a 4-series onboard with a 3-series dedicated (same SP's). I guarantee two discrete cards of completely different generations won't play nicely if at all together.
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actually my friend has an account here, his username is razr7....
Heh my name's razr. AND he lives in Illinois?! Weird, there similarities...

Do you go to U of I? I've got a friend there in computer engineering .
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Yea, it IS possible to crossfire between generations. They just have to be the same type of card.

4870 + 3870 works, for example. I assume 4870 + 5870 would work, too.
This man needs a slap across the face, also. Hard.
    
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This reminds me of a friend who JUST found out what Hyperthreading is 2 YEARS after getting his i7 machine. Too bad he spent all that time playing games at stock speeds with a 5450. Poor poor i7...never reached it's full potential.

Face smash your friend, if he thinks he can get away with raw power plus a little bit of tessellation. Never will happen.

And about the cross-generation, only one I've seen or heard of is Hybrid, with a 4-series onboard with a 3-series dedicated (same SP's). I guarantee two discrete cards of completely different generations won't play nicely if at all together.
That must be what I had heard. I remember hearing that it was possible, but now looking at the Crossfire compatibility list, it looks like it doesn't work like I thought it did.
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maybe the new 6770's which are really old 5770's, but other than that, you're **** outta luck with different generations.
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Heh my name's razr. AND he lives in Illinois?! Weird, there similarities...

Do you go to U of I? I've got a friend there in computer engineering .
No I go to Centennial High school, we both live in the same town though
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