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Crossfire performance issue

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December 5, 2008 10:36:22 AM

guys im into a buget crossfire mobo.i currently have 2 hd3870:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i seeing these boards now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the problem is both of them offer 16+4 crossfire configs.
will there be any performance penalty??
it would be nice to hear from the wise grape ape too.

thanks in advance guys! :) 
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December 5, 2008 10:39:36 AM

I suggest instead of buying a x-fire mobo to sell both your 3870 and buy a 4850 or 4870 card. You will be better served by this setup than those 2 3870. Just my 2 cents
December 5, 2008 1:23:23 PM

im not stuffed with cash....the only way to get more performance is by getting a cf mobo which is cheap....
December 5, 2008 1:38:58 PM

A 16x and a 4x wont do you any good performance wise.

The other guy had the right idea, sell your 3870s and get a 4850.

You arent stuffed with cash, but you are prepared to buy a open box item for $100.

Open box items are sent back because the last guy couldnt get it to work. There is a 15 day return on them and 0 exchange.

Oh not to mention you wont get the i/o plate or CD or any cables.
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