Is it worth crossfiring a 4890 with a different card? Tags: Graphics Cards Crossfire Intel i5 Graphics Last response: January 17, 2010 12:03 AM in Graphics & Displays Share theLiminator January 16, 2010 11:50:31 PM At the moment I own an i5 system with a 4890, when the 5830 comes out would it be worth crossfiring my 4890 with it if it is roughly in the same performance class? Also is there a way to disable crossfire when i want full dx11 support and run only on the 5830 and crossfire when i don't need it? (Not by removing the card and re-inserting it) More about : worth crossfiring 4890 card paperfox a b U Graphics card January 17, 2010 12:01:28 AM first, you cant crossfire a 5000 series card with a 4000 series card. only other 48xx series cards can crossfire with 48xx cards. and if you crossfire a 4850 with a 4890 the 4890 will downclock to a 4850 thus you have wasted the money in getting a 4890 in the first place. so the best choice to get is another 4890 to crossfire. TheGreatGrapeApe a b U Graphics card January 17, 2010 12:02:52 AM You cannot crossfire outside of similar GPUs, read the FAQ at the top of the forum. HD48xx with HD48xx. So your options are another HD4890, 4870 or 4850, which are selling cheap. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer theLiminator January 17, 2010 12:03:08 AM Oh, i didn't know that I couldn't CF a series 5 card with a series 4. Damn. 4890's are going EOL and it's hard finding a good deal on them now. Thanks for the info. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs the 5870 worth the price compared to a 4890 ? ForumQuestion about Crossfiring Two HD 4890 's ForumIs switiching from HIS Radeon 4890 to Radeon Gigabyte 5870 worth it? ForumWhich Dx 11 card is the right one ATM? 4890 upgrade ForumCrossfire two different brand 4850 vs a single 4890 ForumPSU limiting 4890 's in crossfire? ForumProblems with 4890 crossfire and Fall Out 3 ForumCrossFire 4850 beats 4890 , GTX 260, 280, 275 and 285...decision time.. Forum4890 crossfire or 4870x2 ForumBest 250-300$ graphic card (4850X2, 4890 , GTX275) ForumR.I.P 4890 need urgent help on choosing high end graphic card plz Forum5770 or a 4890 ? ForumUpgrade? 4870, 4890 , or even 5870.... already have 2 4870's in Xfire. ForumHD 4890 or HD 5770... for 1280x720 ForumGaming (1000$), i5-750, HD 4890 , MSI P55-GD65 ForumCrossfiring HD 6850's makes NO FPS difference? ForumCrossfiring 4870 and another GPU? ForumAny benefit to crossfiring 2 4670s that have different memory freqencies? Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 Forum[Solved] Is the 5870 worth the price compared to a 4890? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !