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Can I run two 7750s in crossfire at pcie 2.0 x16 x4?

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March 28, 2013 6:14:13 AM

I have an HP DC7900 CMT and it has two pcie 2.0 x16 slots. But, one is electrically a x4 slot. Would that have a big impact on performance? Or would it just be better to just use one 7750?

And right now I am rockin a Galaxy gt 430 so I know what slow is. And the 7750s would be a huge improvement.

Also would the fact that one slot is a x4 not supply enough power for the card?

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March 28, 2013 6:20:49 AM

There are no Crossfire bridge connectors on the 7750, so Crossfire is not an option. You will need to step up to the 7770 to have that ability.
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March 28, 2013 6:27:43 AM

Oh, ok. I am new to the whole idea of sli and crossfire. I wasn't aware that all cards didn't support it. The only reason I want to upgrade from my gt 430 that has served me for about three months is because I recently became addicted to skyrim and it will only play it at medium settings. Avg 30-45 fps ish

But I guess I will hold off on the upgrade. XD looks like I will be holding on to my $50 powerhouse that for some reason can play every game decently. But not on very high settings :( 
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March 28, 2013 6:37:24 AM

2 x HD7750 will cost around $200. with that money you can buy a good card. If your PSU is weak you can get a decent $40 psu and a HD7790 or GTX 650 Ti Boost.
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April 9, 2013 5:34:39 PM

If you really want to go that route, it's more than possible, there is not bridge required for 7750 Crossfire: http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImages/Public/Graphic_Il...

I would try getting a single GPU if you can, like a 7870, you'll get similar performance with less power consumption, less heat, and an extra GB of VRAM.
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August 22, 2013 3:08:22 AM

Hi guys ! I have a HD7770 OC special with 2gb of ram.
I am in the same conundrum as the poster, my motherboard is a Asus M5A97 EVO REV 2.0 with two PCI-E slots for crosfire. My manual lists the blue slot as x16 but the black slot says 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black). Does this mean my second slot in crossfire will run at 4x mode ? And if so will it make it pointless me buying another card of the same spec ? I was gonna order a second card today but really need to understand if I'll see a good enough boost performance wise. I've seen posters say the 4x will slow it down, but if so what's the point of putting the slot on the board ? Surely you'll see a big boost logically ? Why put a slow slot on the board ?

Thank you !
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August 22, 2013 12:53:02 PM

urbanmidnight said:
Hi guys ! I have a HD7770 OC special with 2gb of ram.
I am in the same conundrum as the poster, my motherboard is a Asus M5A97 EVO REV 2.0 with two PCI-E slots for crosfire. My manual lists the blue slot as x16 but the black slot says 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black). Does this mean my second slot in crossfire will run at 4x mode ? And if so will it make it pointless me buying another card of the same spec ? I was gonna order a second card today but really need to understand if I'll see a good enough boost performance wise. I've seen posters say the 4x will slow it down, but if so what's the point of putting the slot on the board ? Surely you'll see a big boost logically ? Why put a slow slot on the board ?
Thank you !


Well, seeing as my correct answer wasn't selected, I suppose this thread isn't really good for answering the original question, so I'd be happy to help you out, though, make sure to make a new thread in the future.

Well, as I always say, a single GPU solution is the way to go, especially with more demanding games coming out, a 128 bit memory BUS is soon not going to be near enough. BUT, if you don't want to sell your current card, and you do want to try a crossfire configuration, you could. Until you reach high performance GPUs, the PCI slot Generation and Bandwidth really doesn't matter, with two 7770's I doubt you'd see any major performance hit from using a x4 PCIe slot, though both slots will be throttled to x4 mode. You'd definitely get more performance from 2 cards than a single card in most games.

Some motherboard manufacturers include these extra slots for other types of PCIe based cards, dedicated physx cards are quite common too.


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