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Is the HD 4290 compatible with the 5770

Hi i was wondering if the HD 4290 could hybrid crossfire with the HD 5770? Also will it be efficient? If not should i just go with this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128419
and spend the savings on other components.
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    i believe the hybrid crossfire thingie got cancelled, and it only works(ed) with 34xx series cards, with no future updates in sight..

    but frankly, whats the point? 5770 uses so little power when idle, it's practically the same end result. :)
  2. Kari said:
    i believe the hybrid crossfire thingie got cancelled, and it only works(ed) with 34xx series cards, with no future updates in sight..

    but frankly, whats the point? 5770 uses so little power when idle, it's practically the same end result. :)

    So should i go with the 770?
    Thanks for the quick response.
    Any suggestions for heatsink and fan?
  3. well the board seems to have sata6gb and usb3 support, so thats nice. but it doesnt support crossfire, whether thats important or not is up to you... and the price seems nice.

    for heatsink, one of the 120mm tower coolers, depends how much you want to spend on it...
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2502&page=4

    sunbeams corecontact freezer is quite cost effective solution
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004

    noctuas nh-d14 is pretty much the best aircooler in the market
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    xbitlabs have pretty funny way of testing coolers but they have done quite a lot of tests
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/
  4. Kari said:
    well the board seems to have sata6gb and usb3 support, so thats nice. but it doesnt support crossfire, whether thats important or not is up to you... and the price seems nice.

    for heatsink, one of the 120mm tower coolers, depends how much you want to spend on it...
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2502&page=4

    sunbeams corecontact freezer is quite cost effective solution
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004

    noctuas nh-d14 is pretty much the best aircooler in the market
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    xbitlabs have pretty funny way of testing coolers but they have done quite a lot of tests
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/

    Thanls :)
  5. Just go with the 5770. Maybe in the futere you'll buy another 5770 and X-fire them :D
  6. Starges said:
    Just go with the 5770. Maybe in the futere you'll buy another 5770 and X-fire them :D

    Yeah but i think im going with 1 pci-e x16
  7. Then you're OK.
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  9. Kari said:
    i believe the hybrid crossfire thingie got cancelled, and it only works(ed) with 34xx series cards, with no future updates in sight..

    but frankly, whats the point? 5770 uses so little power when idle, it's practically the same end result. :)

    890 chipsets hybrid with 54xx and 55xx cards. A 5770 will probably beat the best available hybrid, anyway, but no benches are out yet that I could find. Just saying :D
  10. sorry to necro an old thread but Im kinda in the same boat. Im looking at a mobo with onboard video. you are able to hybrid xfire it with an "applicable" GPU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269

    Im thinking that any card tat you place in there will downgrade to whatever the onboard specs are. kinda how a raid works when you use a 120 and a 100gb drive in combination.

    So in short I want to upgrade the onboard video obviously nothing too major but I dont want to have any issues with 1080p and what not. can any 4xxx series card work for me? for $50-75 for a 4xxx series card $$$ isnt a factor. thanks
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