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Hybrid Crossfire (5450) or just 5670 ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 7, 2010 4:32:32 AM

Hi guys...
I need help deciding on which route to go...
First off, i'm not a gamer so I don't intend to play games on my PC. I'm building a new system to work on editing 1080p hd videos from my T2i camera. So I bought a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX mobo with an AMD Phenom II 1090T. I'm gonna see if i can OC the system to get it to go a lil faster. But my main problem is which Graphics setup should I go with?
I can Hybrid Crossfire with the board's radeon 4200 and a MSI HD 5450 card. I'm just wondering if just having a 5670 card would give better graphics performance???
Any advice would be appreciated!
July 7, 2010 6:14:45 AM

You'll better with just a HD5670, no need to hybrid thing...
Since you aren't a gamer, OC the CPU would help you much for your work. :) 
July 7, 2010 6:42:47 AM

AFAIK, you still can only hybrid crossfire with the HD 3450 and 3470. Its an old technology that never really reached its potential.
even a 5570 would be better than hybrid crossfire. But I would go for the 5670 myself just in case you decide to try some games. But the 5570 should be adequate for your use.
July 7, 2010 3:29:44 PM

after reading people's responses on other forums, seems like the hybrid crossfire doesn't really cut it... i'll ditch the hybrid xfire method and just go with a single 5670 card. thanks for the input guys...