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Old 09-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Suggestions: What card to crossfire w/hd 4870x2?

I have to send my HD 4870x2 in for warranty but don't want to wait for it...I think im just going to go out and buy a temporary replacement card while it's repaired. I thought: heck....why not just get one that's crossfire ready and crossfire it with the radeon once i have it back?

Any suggestions on what to go with? I'd like to keep it under $200.

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What would you guys get?
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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Link This is a really good card
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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Oooh i like it. Do you think it might be a bit overkill maybe to crossfire an hd 4870x2?
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:34 PM   #4
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i think it might out perform 2x 4870s wait let me check

edit: it doesn't
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Default Re: Suggestions: What card to crossfire w/hd 4870x2?

Nope. To get the most performance out of an SLI/CF setup, you need identical families of cards. You can do it from different makers, but it's best if you just buy the same card from the same maker to do this with.

Otherwise, your lowest common denominator is where the performance will be based from (i.e. the slowest card, if it works at all)
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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Ah sh*t....so all this discussion for nothing? Basically what you're saying is my only option is to get another 4870x2?
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yeah pretty much the way cross fire works for the most part is with another card from the same series or same card so 48xx crossfires with any other 48xx. Or any 57xx with another 57xx.

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