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If i buy a 6870 black and at a later time want to cross fire do i have to get another 6870 black or will the reg 6870 work
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Are you refering to the XFX Black edition? You can use any brand of 6870 to crossfire with another 6870 BUT they will have different oc potential if you plan on overclocking. I had one 6870 that could do 950 core on stock volts and the other one wouldnt go past 920 without needing more voltage. I would just get 2 of the same cards so you at least know that both of them will run at the same speeds with roughly the same voltage at stock. I believe the Black editions use the same stock voltage as the regular ones.
 
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im pretty sure it doen't matter. but i think it will clock down to the slower of the cards.
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It doesn't matter at all.


You can have any brand or version 6870 crossfired together.
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so a Reg and a Black edu will work good Im out of money but dell has the reg edition and i got credit with them wanted to get it and pay it off next month wasnt sure it would mesh with the current black edu
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