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Old 12-09-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Radeon 4870 x2, Swaping brands?

I got a Vintec Radeon 4870 x2 and im going to get a second. But does it matter if it is a different brand?
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Radeon 4870 x2, Swaping brands?

Nope. It doesn't matter which brand you get, they'll still play nice together.
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One plays nice enough, as it is.
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He wants to get 2
Make sure your board is crossfire certified or w/e
And have some fun
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WOW thats gonna be a BEAST
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You're going to need a powerful power supply. Two of those cards running at full speed can take up about 500-600 watts. Any brand will work as long as the main model is the 4870x2. If you get two different clock speeds, it still won't matter. The faster card will lower it's speed to match the slower card. Everything will still work fine. Just make sure you have all of the requirements to run the cards in quadfire.

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You're going to need a powerful power supply. Two of those cards running at full speed can take up about 500-600 watts. Any brand will work as long as the main model is the 4870x2. If you get two different clock speeds, it still won't matter. The faster card will lower it's speed to match the slower card. Everything will still work fine. Just make sure you have all of the requirements to run the cards in quadfire.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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quadfire!?
now thats something that i want to do
and have it display on a 40 something Plasma screen

but i think you ment crossfire in this case

althogh quad crossfire is possible
Working Quadfire Pics
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No, it's quadfire. Since there are 2 GPU's on each card. Two cards would equal quadfire.
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i see what you mean
so then what would it be if 4 4870 X2s were in a quad crossfire?
thats alot of power
and cores
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No, it's quadfire. Since there are 2 GPU's on each card. Two cards would equal quadfire.
Not really... AFAIK, Crossfire is a system of linking two CARDS together - not two GPU's. "Quadfire" would be having four 4870 x2's linked together... It's like a motherboard - If a motherboard can support dual core processors, it doesn't mean it can support two actual processors.
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