Originally Posted by chieftex
Can I ask why you are insisting on crossfire? If I am correct, if you crossfire you will NOT be able to run the third monitor, as crossfire only lets you plug displays into ONE card. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. According to this chart (http://game.amd.com/us-en/content/im...ombo_chart.jpg
) you can't crossfire those cards. I would be inclined to get the 5450 as you will be able to connect an additional THREE monitors to that, if you ever needed to
Well I wanted to use Crossfire because it combines the power of the two cards, so i would get increased performance when I'm playing games. But if I can only plug displays into one card or if I can't Crossfire them at all, then yeah I would def want to get the 5450. So if someone could clarify this I'd appreciate it.
I did some research and found out that it has to be the same series within a generation. So 48XX series card will only work with other 48XX cards, 45XX cards will only work with other 45XX cards and so on (with the exception of 5970). Exactly like your image showed.
So it looks like problem solved, I'm getting the 5450.
Thanks for all the help guys. Edited by smitty5569 - 3/10/11 at 4:32am