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#1 Zinus

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:51 PM

I want to either crossfire two of these, or buy a x2 version when they are released. The problem is that if crossfire two then I have to change my mobo to one thats compatible with Intel, can crossfire, and is up to par. However, the x2 may not be released for quite a while, what should I do?

While on the subject, who has the best brands; XFX?

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My current may actually be able to crossfire, this would solve all my problems; heres a link, am I right?

http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboar...me=GA-EX58-UD3R

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:03 PM

Yes, that MB supports crossfire.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:06 PM

ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode is required for the 5870. The board doesn't say that specificly, will it still work? Thanks :D

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:08 PM

PCI-E is what you are looking for when you shop for Crossfire\SLI capable graphics cards.

According to the info on the link you provided your board does support Crossfire\SLI. The card(s) must be PCI and support Crossfire\SLI. The terms mean the same. It just depends on whether it is Nvidia or ATI based.

5. 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interface with CrossFireX and SLI support for ultimate graphics performance

Edited by ThunderZ, 28 September 2009 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

It has two PCI-E slots so i'm assuming that it should be able to handle two crossfired 5870's; as a side note should I buy new fans for the cards?

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:43 PM

New fans are usually unnecessary. Just choose a good brand name and read the reviews if you're unsure.
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