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I was looking at getting another graphics card to crossfire. I currently have a Sapphire HD Radeon 5570 1Gb DDR3. I got this one originally because I was unsure of the space in the case I had on the way(Azza Fantom 900). After building it, I saw I have plenty of clearance to the side intake fan. When looking on the egg for another card, i noticed that Sapphire has brought out a 2gb version(larger in size as well). question I have is this, can I xfire these two cards or do i have to get the same card?
 

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5570 1 GB + 5570 1 GB in CrossFire = 1 GB framebuffer
5570 1 GB + 5570 2 GB in CrossFire = 1 GB framebuffer

In Crossfire (and basically SLI), the framebuffer is only the size of the card with the lowest amount of memory.
 

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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;11936362
You can but why would you want to?

a single 5770 will be better or a GTX 460
Im confused, OP says its a 5570?
 

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Originally Posted by TheReciever;11936400
Im confused, OP says its a 5570?
OP wants to get 5570 CF.

Everyone else says to sell the 5570 and get a better single card because crossfiring a low end card like a 5570 is more troublesome.

OP, sell your 5570 and get a newer card like a GTX 460, 5850, or 6850.
 

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Originally Posted by Riou;11936472
OP wants to get 5570 CF.

Everyone else says to sell the 5570 and get a better single card because crossfiring a low end card like a 5570 is more troublesome.

OP, sell your 5570 and get a newer card like a GTX 460, 5850, or 6850.
Yes, save your money and get a better card.

To the OP, I have run a 5870 2gb withe a 5850 1gb card in CF no problem.
 

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thanks for the info, i'll just get a 5870(I hate nvidia) and throw the 5570 in the backup. to clarify, the 5570 was a gift for xmas amd since i didnt know the space i would have, the person got me a lo-pro card.
 
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