Solved Crossfire 5850 question Tags: Radeon Crossfire Phenom Graphics Last response: April 5, 2010 12:08 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Slayer32163 April 4, 2010 11:32:58 PM amd phenom II x4 955 at 4.0ghz asus m4a79xtd 4gb ddr3 1600 bfg 550w psu hd 5850 1gb I am going to get another 5850 for my setup and what i noticed is that in crossfire mode my mobo only runs at dual 8x mode. Will decrease performance? More about : crossfire 5850 question jamesyboy April 4, 2010 11:59:37 PM Yor psu is arguably too weak for xfire...and your going to bottleneck it with the dual 8x mode. Its time for an upgrade m 0 l mister g April 4, 2010 11:59:38 PM A little bit. but not by much maybe like 1-2%, only the top of the line cards like a 5870 could saturate the x8 link and need the x16. m 0 l Related resources Question regarding HD 5850 & Crossfire - Forum Crosshair III, crossfire 5850, sound card question - Forum Crossfire 2x 5850 Questions - Forum AMD HD 5850 Crossfire GPU doesn't work with AMD FX 6300 CPU? - Forum HD5870 + 5850 Crossfire to a GTX670 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Slayer32163 April 5, 2010 12:02:26 AM i know that my psu is weak, i was just asking about the 8x link. I already orderd my pc power and cooling 860w psu. And another question. Isnt the 5850 a top of the line card? m 0 l Best solution mister g April 5, 2010 12:04:31 AM Yes, but not enough to saturate a PCI-e 2 x8 link. I own an old mobo and its PCI-e 1.1 x16 is like a PCI-e 2 x8 link, I was asking about viable upgrades and a veteran told me I shouldn't go above 5850. Share Slayer32163 April 5, 2010 12:07:16 AM alright thanks. @ jamesyboy. I really dont think its time for an upgrade so i have no clue what your talking about. m 0 l Slayer32163 April 5, 2010 12:08:02 AM Best answer selected by Slayer32163. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved5850 Crossfire Or not to Crossfire Forum Solved5850 crossfire help Forum SolvedHorrible FPS and no sound in game - Crossfire 5850s Forum SolvedCrossfire 5850 5870 Woes Forum SolvedCrossfire my 5850 for BF3? Forum SolvedShould i crossfire hd 5850?? Forum SolvedUpgrading 5850, Crossfire? Forum Solved5850 Crossfire, multipule brands possible? Forum SolvedHD 5850 in crossfire on P7P55D sigh! Forum Solved5850 + 5870 crossfire not allowed in the ATI Chart? Forum Solved5830 + 5850 Crossfire Forum SolvedCrossfire 5870 (2GB) with 5850 (1GB) Forum SolvedHD 5850 in CrossFire not yielding benefits Forum SolvedHd 5850 crossfire Forum SolvedReplace 5850 DirectCU or Crossfire? 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 !