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5830 in crossfire?

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July 12, 2010 12:41:54 PM

Is it possible to use HD 5830 in crossfire?
HD 5830 is not in this http://game.amd.com/us-en/content/images/crossfirex/CF_... chart so i am not sure whether it can go cross fire or not.

If it is possible to use HD 5830 in crossfire, is it compatible with something such as 5870 or 5970?

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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 12:57:49 PM

you can xfire 2 5830s. technically you can xfire a 5870 and a 5830, but it would be a waste, as the 5870 would perform like a 5830. So if you want to xfire a 5830, do it with another 5830, but id recommend the 460:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 12, 2010 1:45:30 PM

So at this price point i should get the new gtx 460 instead?
Thank you for your respond.
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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 1:50:01 PM

yeah, the 460 is generally faster, cooler, uses about the same wattage, i think a bit more wattage at idle. It also has much better performance with tesselation, and use of anitaliasing.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 2:27:35 PM

ares1214 said:
yeah, the 460 is generally faster, cooler, uses about the same wattage, i think a bit more wattage at idle. It also has much better performance with tesselation, and use of anitaliasing.


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EDIT: Well I looked at the post about it in the forums here. Looks like the 460 is almost equal to a 5850 in many tests. I'd definitely be looking at a 460 for the $200 price. Assuming they're not all selling out that is.
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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 2:40:17 PM

from what ive seen, the 1 gig version goes for about 85-95% of the performance of a 5850, and the 768 mb version does about 10-20% more than the 5830.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 3:16:59 PM

ares1214 said:
from what ive seen, the 1 gig version goes for about 85-95% of the performance of a 5850, and the 768 mb version does about 10-20% more than the 5830.


My mind is blown by the 460 lol. A $200 card performing like a $300 card. I read the review at Anandtech, and OCed, they perform almost equal to a 5870... and in SLI vs CF they even beat CF 5870s by about 1fps. Granted, that is OC vs stock, however from a $200 card that's so amazing. The 5850 is touted as being a good buy because it can OC to slightly better than a 5870 stock, but for $100 less I'd get the 460 right now. 1GB verion, of course.
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July 12, 2010 3:29:47 PM

Thank you for the input. Now i wonder whether GTX 460 will be available in Japan before September 22 when Final Fantasy 14 come out. T T
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July 22, 2010 1:55:19 AM

Best answer selected by Harunatsumi.
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