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Hd5850 crossfire compatibality

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 21, 2010 10:16:46 AM

Hi all,

I have now a single sapphire hd5850 which is old and have only 1GB memory, I found a great deal on the sapphire Vapor-X hd5850 which have 2GB memory, will it be compatible with old hd5850 on crossfire???
June 21, 2010 10:28:52 AM

yes, they will still work together. the extra gb of memory will be of no real use though, so unless its cheaper than a 1gb version its probably not worth it.
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June 21, 2010 12:26:28 PM

^+1 every benchmark i've read shows about a 3% performance improvement at best with 2gb not worth it imo.