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Poll Results: Have you been able to successfully crossfire your 58xx cards?

 
  • 80% (24)
    Yes
  • 6% (2)
    Had problems in the beginning, but resolved them.
  • 13% (4)
    No
30 Total Votes  
post #21 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
-Expensive
-More heat per card
-More power draw=higher electric bill
-Scaling issues
-Terrible ATI drivers
-Incompatibility in games
-Microstutter (big issue)
-Less space in case
-Hinderance of PCI slot

For those reasons I will not crossfire.
-For standard Cards heat would be an issue, but with water my GPU temps stay under 40c at load.

-According to Tom's Hardware Crossfire 5850s draw an additional 160watts at Load. By me in NY 1kwh = $.1 after tax and delivery fees, so:
If you were two run your cards at load for 24 hours: .160 kwh * 24hours = 3.84 kwh
CF at load 24/7 for one year: 3.84 kwh * 365days = 1401.6 kwh
So it would cost me: 1401.6 kwh * $.1 = $140.16
If it was 8 hours a day it would only cost an additional $35 a year.

-Granted in some games there are scaling issues, but according to benchmarks the games I play, CoD and BC2, the cards scale very well.

-I'll give that one to you.

-Most games coming out now have crossfire/sli support.

-We will see about this one, fingers crossed.

-Full tower ATX = plenty of room.

-Honestly how many people use pci slots now anyway? Most sound/network cards are switching to PCI-E 1x.
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post #22 of 27
No problems here with OC 5870s
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post #23 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iching View Post
So do not do it and stop whining....
Lol...?
It always seems like it's wrong to express your negative opinion

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilmanmgf View Post
-For standard Cards heat would be an issue, but with water my GPU temps stay under 40c at load.

-According to Tom's Hardware Crossfire 5850s draw an additional 160watts at Load. By me in NY 1kwh = $.1 after tax and delivery fees, so:
If you were two run your cards at load for 24 hours: .160 kwh * 24hours = 3.84 kwh
CF at load 24/7 for one year: 3.84 kwh * 365days = 1401.6 kwh
So it would cost me: 1401.6 kwh * $.1 = $140.16
If it was 8 hours a day it would only cost an additional $35 a year.

-Granted in some games there are scaling issues, but according to benchmarks the games I play, CoD and BC2, the cards scale very well.

-I'll give that one to you.

-Most games coming out now have crossfire/sli support.

-We will see about this one, fingers crossed.

-Full tower ATX = plenty of room.

-Honestly how many people use pci slots now anyway? Most sound/network cards are switching to PCI-E 1x.
Good on you.
If it works for your scenario then go for it.

Personally I just don't think it's worth the money.

Oh also, for me, I have a USB expansion card in my PCI slot which I am using and I don't want to get rid of.
post #24 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
-Expensive
-More heat per card
-More power draw=higher electric bill
-Scaling issues
-Terrible ATI drivers
-Incompatibility in games
-Microstutter (big issue)
-Less space in case
-Hinderance of PCI slot

For those reasons I will not crossfire.
Don't worry about that other troll kiwiasian. Not sure what's up his bottom.

On the part about being expensive, there's no difference between buying another 5850 and selling his 5850 to get a better card. Not sure why you think it's expensive. I'll agree with your other points though.


Original Poster, interesting thread. I have an Ref XFX 5850 myself and have been interested in getting another for crossfire (if I manage to find a REF model that is...). Let us know how it works out! I haven't seen any recent/up-to-date threads on 5850 crossfired, so this thread will be sub'd.
 
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post #25 of 27
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Don't worry about that other troll kiwiasian. Not sure what's up his bottom.

On the part about being expensive, there's no difference between buying another 5850 and selling his 5850 to get a better card. Not sure why you think it's expensive. I'll agree with your other points though.


Original Poster, interesting thread. I have an Ref XFX 5850 myself and have been interested in getting another for crossfire (if I manage to find a REF model that is...). Let us know how it works out! I haven't seen any recent/up-to-date threads on 5850 crossfired, so this thread will be sub'd.
Yeah, I was lucky and was able to snag one from the for sale section. I'm going to try using the stock plate to cool the vrm's and ram on this one and see how it works out. On my current one I am using a unisink and at 1.212 v temps on the vrms will hit 60 while gaming. I'll do a little comparison to see how much of a difference it makes.
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post #26 of 27
I started last July w/5770-XFX ref.
I added another in September.
Volt/core/memory OC w/MSI AB.Cool.
Hot & noisy second card...
I went XFX 5850 in December,
Then In December,I got another.
I made a bracket so the fan part of a Patriot Memory cooler(2 60mm w/leds)
would blow into the top vents of both cards.
No voltage,clock to 775 max & 1150 mem-
Cool enough,quiet enough.Never over 61c.
I get 90 FPS on CODWAW,80 FPS on CODMW,80FPS on CODMW2.
I have played AVP,pretty-70 FPS.
I have fun with it.
I think you will too!
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post #27 of 27
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So I just got my 5850 in the mail, and so far all looks good. I am just using the stock cooler for now, will add the water block tomorrow, for for the most part it seems to work great. In the AVP Bench my average fps went from 48 to 92. My fps in BC2 almost doubled, but I did have some issues with that game. I did a clean driver install, but at first xfire BC2 would cause my computer to crash. Disabling and re-enabling crossfire seems to have fixed it.
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