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Cross-Fire 5850 with 5830?

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Can you crossfire a 5850 with a 5830?
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haven't seen it before but all the 58XX series can cfx together, so yes.
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Check the comatibility with this chart. Source: AMD Website

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5830 isnt even on that list.
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Yes you could, but why would you... if you had a good way to cool the 5830 then you might be able to get the 5830 to 5850 clocks and then the 5830 wouldn't slow down the 5850

but if you run them together the clocks will go to the slowest card(5830) and any other limitations that card holds
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Check the comatibility with this chart. Source: AMD Website

Very useful chart... the 5830 isn't even on it
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That chart didn't even have the 5830, and if I were to crossfire the two would I see much of a performance increase? As compared to like 2 5830's in crossfire.
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if you crossfire a 5850 and a 5830 together it would be the same as crossfire 5830s
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Are you serious?! Alright that sucks. Haha
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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
if you crossfire a 5850 and a 5830 together it would be the same as crossfire 5830s
It will still use all the shaders of both cards though, but with slightly lower clocks on the 5850.

Someone on here did a comparison a while back with a 5750 and a 5770 in crossfire.

The 5750+5770 did slightly better than the 5750+5750, and a little worse than the 5770+ 5770
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