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post #1 of 14
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I'm about to go crossfire but I can't buy the identical model of the current 5850 I have (XFX-585X-ZAFC)

Instead I can only get ahold of an Asus non-reference or another different XFX non-reference.

If anyone is crossfiring/SLIing with different models of the SAME GPU, can you post a picture? Just so I can determine how strange it would look in my case.
post #2 of 14
aslong as theyre both 5850's it will work if one is overclocked, it will run at the speed of the slower one.
     
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crossfire aint as fussy as sli you can crossfire a 5850 with any brand 5850's even with a 5830/5870 or 5970

and no crossfire does not downclock the other card to the lowest defualt speeds
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As long as the first two digits in model no. are the same they'll xfire.

It really wouldn't matter how it'd look? would it.
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crossfire aint as fussy as sli you can crossfire a 5850 with any brand 5850's even with a 5830/5870 or 5970

and no crossfire does not downclock the other card to the lowest defualt speeds
Yes it does
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Yes it does
i didn see it on a 4830 and 4850
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i didn see it on a 4830 and 4850
when they are the same card it happens, i.e. an OC'd 5850 and a normal 5850
     
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post #8 of 14
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Seriously.

I know it will work. I want you guys to post pictures of nonidentical models so I can see how it would look in my case.
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does it matter what it would look like? just imagine
     
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Seriously.

I know it will work. I want you guys to post pictures of nonidentical models so I can see how it would look in my case.

this is overclock.net not OCD.net who cares what it looks like its all about the performance
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