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HD 4650 in 3-Way Crossfire

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October 26, 2009 8:03:09 AM

I was wondering if 3 HD 4650's will do 3 way crossfire? I'm in the process of finally upgrading and I'm exploring all my options. I might invest in a motherboard with 3 pci-e 16x slots if it can be done with these budget cards. And yes, I am on a budget, but I have a friend who has a 4650 he might give me for free. :bounce: 

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October 26, 2009 8:06:15 AM

Very little return on the tri-fire for these cards. They are very bandwidth limited, low shader count, and won't scale well overall.

Save the money on the MoBo, and invest is a significantly better card, even the HD5750 should far outperform 3 X HD4650, let alone a better card.
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October 26, 2009 8:07:58 AM

wingedgecko said:
I was wondering if 3 HD 4650's will do 3 way crossfire? I'm in the process of finally upgrading and I'm exploring all my options. I might invest in a motherboard with 3 pci-e 16x slots if it can be done with these budget cards. And yes, I am on a budget, but I have a friend who has a 4650 he might give me for free. :bounce: 


4650 is a bad card for gaming even in a monstrous 3 way crossfire (will only eat power and you will get lame FPS). Get a single 4770/5770 and be done with it. This way you don't have to invest in a motherboard with 3 pci-e slots and you will get good FPS in all games with resolution 1680x1050 or lower.
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October 26, 2009 8:09:10 AM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
Very little return on the tri-fire for these cards. They are very bandwidth limited, low shader count, and won't scale well overall.

Save the money on the MoBo, and invest is a significantly better card, even the HD5750 should far outperform 3 X HD4650, let alone a better card.


Lol, you were faster. Took too long to write the damn post :) )
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October 26, 2009 8:15:54 AM

So they will support it then...still good info to know. But I think you are right, going to invest in the newer 5770. Then around tax time I'll get a second one. Thanks!
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October 26, 2009 12:12:27 PM

hallowed_dragon said:
Lol, you were faster. Took too long to write the damn post :) )


Well , I guess getting it right, explaining why and being first doesn't count if the OP voted for you. :heink: 
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October 26, 2009 12:14:54 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
Well , I guess getting it right, explaining why and being first doesn't count if the OP voted for you. :heink: 


Maybe he likes dragons more than apes :D 
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October 26, 2009 2:18:41 PM

LOL I do actually like Grape Ape! I used to watch the cartoon when I was a kid. But I must admit, I do love dragons. :love:  Hence my handle "winged gecko"...what do you call a flying lizard?

But I also appreciate your answer as well. I hit the button and didn't realize what that was...new feature, and I don't post very often. So I hope you can forgive me? :hello: 
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October 26, 2009 7:53:51 PM

No worries, I was only making fun of the first/best situation.

I never take anything here too seriously.... I'm too drunk for that !! [:thegreatgrapeape:3]

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