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5830 in crossfire?

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_combo_chart.jpg 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?

thank you for your feedback.
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    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=N82E16814261075&cm_re=460-_-14-261-075-_-Product
  2. So at this price point i should get the new gtx 460 instead?
    Thank you for your respond.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


    Links?

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Best answer selected by Harunatsumi.
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