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Looking for the lowest end card that is capable of 3 way crossfire. Mainly looking at 5xxx series for multiple monitors once in corssfire.

Would I be correct to assume that the 5450 can not do 3 way crossfire?
post #2 of 9
Yeah, 5450 can't. HD 5670's can, and HD 5750's can.

Just look at the pictures and make sure it has two crossfire connectors on it. If it has one, or none, it cannot.
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Wouldn't a 4890 give you the best bang for the buck? I believe its around 5830 performance is it not?
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Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon View Post
Yeah, 5450 can't. HD 5670's can, and HD 5750's can.

Just look at the pictures and make sure it has two crossfire connectors on it. If it has one, or none, it cannot.
It's too bad that the only passive 5670 in the world costs $100+

I have an HTPC/Workstation in another room that requires 5 displays(3 cards) and I'm trying to get cards that will work in corssfire(while maintaining multiple monitors) so I can game on my 100" projector in my free time.

It's in a listening room as well, so I'm going to need passive cards.


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Wouldn't a 4890 give you the best bang for the buck? I believe its around 5830 performance is it not?
Well, of course, but it doesn't fit my needs.
post #5 of 9
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And apparently 465s are the cheapest Nvidia Solution. I guess I'll just stick with 5450s in 2 way.
post #6 of 9
5670 is the cheapest card that will do 3 way crossfire+eyefinity.

Not exactly sure why you would want to do this, but it sounds kinda fun.
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just run a physx card and use that for your 3rd display. it wont run games on it, but you said youd use a 100" proj. so theres no problemo.
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One good card and two cheap cards would probably accomplish the same thing with fewer issues/cost.
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http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...ire-249-a.html

I was going to recommend the 6finity 5870 but you said you need passive. I say with the space you save going single card, get a giant cooler.
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