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August 5, 2010 3:37:30 AM

I have a "SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card" and a "EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard", is there a way for me to do a SLI or a crossfire?

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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:04:28 AM

You only can do SLI on SLI capable board...
Well, since you already have HD4870 then the best you can do is stay with the card or sell it and get Nvidia cards, so you can SLI later on your motherboard... :) 
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a c 169 U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 6:58:42 AM

+1^
That board supports SLI only,therefore you can use a single 4870 on it,but for 2 4870's or multiple ATI cards,you need a CrossFire compatible board.
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a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 6:36:58 PM

That is a x58 Chipset You CAN Crossfire on that board, All X58 chipsets support Crossfire. You can add another 4870 Or even a 4870X2.

Just because it says 3 Way SLI does not mean it cant crossfire.

Intel chipsets X38/X48/X58 chipsets support Crossfire and so do some of the P series chipsets.

The X58 supports X16/X16 crossfire on that board. All you have to do is put the second card in the PCIe slot and attach the Crossfire bridge, Go into CCC and enable crossfire.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 7:04:33 PM

EVGA's Product Specification Sheet for this motherboard (EVGA X58 SLI Mainboard Part Number: 132-BL-E758) states:

• Enthusiast Layout Supporting 2-Way SLI, 3-Way SLI, and CrossfireX

What more proof do you need?
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a c 194 U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 5:05:54 AM

Since there is no fee for enabling crossfire there is no reason to remove crossfire support from an X58 board. Many of them dont advertise it in their name since SLI is the rarer commodity but i havent seen one that didnt support it.
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