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August 4, 2009 12:37:39 AM

I have a Sapphire Toxic 4870 and was wondering if it would be compatible with another 4870 card that isn't exactly identical? Sapphire makes several different type's of 4870's and I was just wondering if other 4870's would work as well.

Sapphire 4870 -

Sapphire Toxic edition 4870 -

and theres actually a couple other 4870's made my Sapphire so I am a little confused as to why they have so many that appear to be the same card for the most part?

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August 4, 2009 2:36:55 AM

yes it will work with the other 4870. the diffrence it the Toxic has a higher core clock speed(780mhz) as well and higher mem speed(1000mhz) compaired to the vapor x (750clock, 900mem). What will happen is the faster 4870 i.e the toxic will slow its self down to match the slower card i.e the Vapor x. I have the vapor x crossfired with the diamond 4870 and it works fine. Just make sure they have the same amount of memory, i know the vapor x makes a 1 gig and a 2 gig version.
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August 4, 2009 3:06:32 AM

So basically if I get another card my best bet would be to get another Toxic 4870? Not worth going to a 4890 to crossfire correct?
August 11, 2009 12:02:31 AM