Will my system support CrossfireX Radeon 6450's?

I have a 550Watt PSU, Asus p8z77-lx mobo, 16gb og mushkin slimline black, 1TB HDD and about 3 12cm Fans
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  1. Yes, your MB will support CF. But I don't think the HD 6450 can be paired up CF. It would be a bad idea for 2 reasons even if they could. 1) the micro-stutter with 2 low-end cards in CF would be horrendous. 2) your 2nd PCIe X16 slot is only X4 electrically. The 2 cards would have serious scaling issues and frame rate increase would be minimal.
  2. Ok first up, WHY would you want to crossfire 6450s? The 6450 is an ok card for general purpose type things I guess but for gaming even two of them will still struggle with just about anything.

    Even Toms has benchmarks on their gaming performance which is pretty low. Whole review is here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6450-caicos-blu-ray-3d,2920.html

    Unless your second 6450 is free or something, I would highly recommend just buying a new single card that is more suitable. I hear the new 7790 is a very capable and efficient card for the price. It depends on what your budget is if you are buying a new card. I am happy to help you find something suitable in your budget considering most cards are easily more powerful that what you have.

    All that being said, AMD says 500w is enough for Crossfire with the 6450 (although I haven't seen a crossfire connector on a 6450 but I could be wrong), so your 550w will be fine. Also your motherboard is listed as supporting Crossfire so you should be ok there as well.

    SHORT ANSWER: Yes, it should work but you would be better off buying a new card that is more suitable IMHO.
  3. DeadlyPixels said:
    Ok first up, WHY would you want to crossfire 6450s? The 6450 is an ok card for general purpose type things I guess but for gaming even two of them will still struggle with just about anything.

    Even Toms has benchmarks on their gaming performance which is pretty low. Whole review is here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6450-caicos-blu-ray-3d,2920.html

    Unless your second 6450 is free or something, I would highly recommend just buying a new single card that is more suitable. I hear the new 7790 is a very capable and efficient card for the price. It depends on what your budget is if you are buying a new card. I am happy to help you find something suitable in your budget considering most cards are easily more powerful that what you have.

    All that being said, AMD says 500w is enough for Crossfire with the 6450 (although I haven't seen a crossfire connector on a 6450 but I could be wrong), so your 550w will be fine. Also your motherboard is listed as supporting Crossfire so you should be ok there as well.

    SHORT ANSWER: Yes, it should work but you would be better off buying a new card that is more suitable IMHO.


    :/ Yeah I know it's a bad card haha, I'm just really poor, I struggled to buy just one 6450 for 50$, it's just 10x better than on board graphics
  4. Haha, I know the feeling. It can be hard to scrounge up money sometimes. Even so I would still recommend waiting till you can buy something better. Save up like $100 then take a look at what you can buy. Or possibly buy a card on Ebay, you can get some good deals there. Even something old like a 9600GT can still game pretty well and probably is dirt cheap.
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