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2 different graphics cards in one pc

Hello i would actually want to know if it is possible to connect an amd hd 7850 (2bg) and an amd hd 6870 (1 gb) in the same pc with a gpu of 700watt so i could run 3 monitors.. thanks
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  1. its not worth it get a r9 290 for around the same price. Plus those two are different so no you wouldnt be able to run it in crossfire. The old drivers and newer driver from both cards would conflict and cause crashes,BSOD,etc.. r9 290 will play games on ultra maxed out. 4gb for future overall better value
  2. kunthakenthe said:
    its not worth it get a r9 290 for around the same price. Plus those two are different so no you wouldnt be able to run it in crossfire. The old drivers and newer driver from both cards would conflict and cause crashes,BSOD,etc.. r9 290 will play games on ultra maxed out. 4gb for future overall better value
  3. sorry for the question but what is crossfire??? plus i already own the two cards that why i was wondering is i were to save money by combining them than buying a new one
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    oh crossfire is you buying two of the same cards like 2 r9 290's then putting a bridge(piece of plastic with connectors) on both cards and now they both work to get the best performance. so in bf4 you'll get like 150fps instead of 60fps you would get without it the only problem is some games dont work with crossfire/sli(same thing except nvidia) i would sell both and get the r9 290 you wont be sorry. the 7850 is a r9 270x so its still good but r9 290 is much better so your r9 270(7850) could net you 150-200 about half of the total cost of the r9 290. if you dont want to buy use the r9 270x
  5. thank you :)
  6. not this topic again! no you cannot install to graphics card like amd or nvidia although amd is more versatile than nvidia u can crossfire certain gpus with certain gpus and u can check that if you google crossfire compataibility chart and amd apus crossfire with amd gpu on some cards,but nvidia doesnt allow that,this information might be outdated but you can run ageia physx card with amd card or nvidia non physx enabled grpahics card with ageia aswell but anyhow physx is cpu bound now
  7. and what if i run each card in a different monitor??there is still prob with the crossfire??
  8. no problem. you wont be sorry getting the r9 290 or keeping your r9 270. the r9 270 can play ultra with 2xmsaa on bf4 so basically you'll play any game right now with some of the best setting
  9. i dont think that will work unless you buy 2 mobos(not worth it.) like i said with your 290 or 270 plug in 2 display ports or dvi into two of the ports then insert them into your monitors. bingo you have a dual monitor. i'll show you some links about the problems with 2 on the same mobo
  10. kunthakenthe said:
    no problem. you wont be sorry getting the r9 290 or keeping your r9 270. the r9 270 can play ultra with 2xmsaa on bf4 so basically you'll play any game right now with some of the best setting
  11. could you also recomend me a good motherboard for around 100 euros??
  12. Asrock Z97 Fatal1ty for around 123$ if u want sli supported and dualmosfet sink get the z97x
  13. what cpu you have
  14. the link i give you says you can run two different ones but it will be tricky getting the drivers not to conflict so if you want a short term solution you could use it but the drivers may conflict.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1856504/running-gpu-motherboard.html
  15. for a amd cpu a fatality killer 990fx is great for overclocking. intel like alee said the fatality z97 is great also and thats what im getting. asus,msi,asrock all make good mobo gigabyte is not that good for overclocking but could be a second choice to the ones i mentioned
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