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Can u Crossfire ATI Radeon 4670 with ATI Radeon 4850?

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January 22, 2009 2:09:26 AM

Hi guys i was wondering i have a Diamond Radeon HD 4670 Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support. I was wondering if i could crossfire it with a Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3. PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support.

Here are the 2 links to each card:
4670=http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
4850=http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
a c 363 U Graphics card
January 22, 2009 2:11:34 AM

No.

The architecture is different.
January 22, 2009 2:15:01 AM

thanks, and also just wondering what video card would you recommend to run like call of duty World at War and other pretty high graphics cards, a card that is not to expensive but runs fast :) 
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January 22, 2009 2:46:40 AM

Actually you can crossfire ATI different card models together but you cannot SLI NVIDIA different card models. All models of HD 4800 series has the same R700 architecture. This is one capability of Crossfire that SLI does not have. However I would never recommend you to crossfire 2 different card models because you risk to bottleneck the speed of the faster card. In other words, Radeon HD 4670 could bottleneck/lower the speed of Radeon HD 4850. The faster card's speed would be lowered to the slower card's speed so it would be a waist of money to get Radeon HD 4850. It is better if you either crossfire 2x Radeon HD 4850 or 2x Radeon HD 4670.
January 22, 2009 2:52:34 AM

EDITED: All models of Radeon HD 4000 series has the same R700 architecture... Radeon HD 4600 series uses the same engine architecture as Radeon HD 4800 series...
a c 363 U Graphics card
January 22, 2009 2:55:15 AM

^^^

Hmmm... Really? I didn't know ATI cards progressed that far where you could use XFire different models.

If that's the case then the 4850 would slow down to the speed of a 4670, thus it would probably be the equivalent of two 4670s XFired.

Either simply buy the 4850 or step up to 4870 if you are looking for a single card solution. Otherwise simply drop in another 4670. What's the performance gonna be like? I don't know, never seen benchmarks of 4670 XFired.

Probably a little faster than a 4850, but don't make your purchase simply on my guess.
January 22, 2009 4:25:35 AM

jaguarskx said:
^^^

Hmmm... Really? I didn't know ATI cards progressed that far where you could use XFire different models.

If that's the case then the 4850 would slow down to the speed of a 4670, thus it would probably be the equivalent of two 4670s XFired.

Either simply buy the 4850 or step up to 4870 if you are looking for a single card solution. Otherwise simply drop in another 4670. What's the performance gonna be like? I don't know, never seen benchmarks of 4670 XFired.

Probably a little faster than a 4850, but don't make your purchase simply on my guess.



no the 4850 would take up the slack as long as they have the same amount of memory, say you XFired a 4850 1gig and a 4670 512meg, the 4850 would be cut back to 512meg, thats the only limitation
a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2009 9:33:14 PM

Wait, you're trying to say you can Xfire an HD4670 with an HD4870?

That's not right.

HD4830 and HD4870 fine, but not 4800+4600. Shader # TMU # ROP # don't comes close to matching up.

Here's an easy to view chart;
http://game.amd.com/us-en/content/images/crossfirex/CF_...

The pairing is correct though, and they will adjust to match the lower of the two cards, see the FAQ;
http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/faq.html

Just sell the old HD4600 card and buy the HD4850 if you want, heck take the savings from selling the HD4670 and get a 1GB model 4850 or even a 4870, that would be better than trying to run them in tandem.
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