Ati 5970 with a 5850 in crossfire? Tags: Radeon Crossfire ATI Graphics Last response: March 4, 2010 6:25 PM in Graphics & Displays Share b0b95 March 4, 2010 10:18:21 AM CAn you have an ati 5970 and a 5850 in crossfire. If not could you have a 5870 and a 5970 in crossfire. What would be the power consumpition, and what motherboard would be good for this setup? More about : ati 5970 5850 crossfire jonpaul37 March 4, 2010 12:11:39 PM yes, it can be done, the only problem is that the higher performance card will throttle down to be on par with the lowest performance card you have, so essentially you would have a 5850x2 + 5850. An example would be as follows: 4870 + 4850 crossfire = 2 x 4850 saaiello March 4, 2010 12:14:09 PM Depending on your motherboard putting a 5970 with a 5850 might severly hurt the performance for the card and creat alot more heat then needed a single 5970 should run anything you can throw at it with setting maxed out on high res no problem. Related resources Single Ati 5970 vs. 5850 Crossfire ? - Forum Ati 5850 crossfire with ati 5970 - Forum ATI : HD 5970 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5850 (2x) - Forum ATI 5850 cf or 5870 or 5970 ? - Forum Can i crossfire my ati 5770 with possibly the 5850 ,5870,or 5970 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey March 4, 2010 12:16:50 PM This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Graphic & Displays by Mousemonkey builderbobftw March 4, 2010 6:25:28 PM You can't do a 5970 trifire, and have it be effective. The last trifire ready card was the ever awesome 4870X2. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dual 2gb ati radeon 5970 's in crossfire or dual gtx 480's in sli Forum ATI 5870 and 5970 crossfire ? Forum Would I be able to get ATI HD 5850 crossfire on my rig? Forum Ati 5850 or FX470, going to Crossfire /SLI in a few years Forum ATI Radeon 5850 crossfire x Forum 5770x2 5850 5870 5970 Forum New GPU - 5850 , 5870, 5970 , other? Forum Upgrade from a 280GTX SSC to an Radeon 5850 or 5970 ? Forum Questions about HD5870 CrossFire & HD 5970 , need suggestions Forum 2 X 1GB 5870 in crossfire or one 5970 ? Forum Crossfire or 5970 ? Forum Battlefield 3 ( ATI HD 5970 ) Forum ATI 6990 or 5970 + 5830 Forum No POST with new video card Forum VisionTek ATI 2400 HD pciex16 3 monitor issue Forum 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 !