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Whats the difference 5970?

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August 31, 2010 4:47:15 AM

between this card 100280-4GSR and
this card 100280-4gbb, is it the same card?



i have the 100280-4gsr already with 2 games in\cluded in the box, i want another card to crossfire with

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August 31, 2010 5:13:04 AM

Would help if you specified the manufacturer, we can't always be expected to google them. I'm feeling lazy today.
August 31, 2010 5:18:25 AM

I can tell just by looking at the models that they are both Sapphire models. I'm going to guess that they both have 2GBs per GPU. You should be able to CF them together just fine. Any 5970 should CF with any other 5970.
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August 31, 2010 7:49:54 AM

#1 SAPPHIRE 100280-4GSR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 4GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

#2 SAPPHIRE 100280-4GBB Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 4GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

the only noticable difference is the pcie one is 2.0 and the other is 2.1, i think you can xfire tham even if the clock speeds are different it will automatically adjust it to the slower one

for more reference check the link below
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ATICrossFire...
August 31, 2010 12:19:32 PM

So should I go with that one or get the exact one to have a match will I see a difference at all?
August 31, 2010 12:37:40 PM

It doesn't matter, Same model = 100% compatibility, different model ='s 99.999% compatability.

I'm guessing the difference is probably just down to a few design revisions, not much but enough.

seeing as there's no bonus game's I'd say go for the exact same model
August 31, 2010 12:46:37 PM

If I can find havnt been able to if any one knows where else to look please let me know I tried eBay and newegg thanks
August 31, 2010 1:03:14 PM

Just pre/back-order the card VIA newegg.
August 31, 2010 1:13:02 PM

Can't it doest show up anymore to do that
August 31, 2010 2:44:05 PM

Another question is there 2 diff 100280-4gsr's a pci 2.1 and a 2.0? I don't really know what one I have how do I check that if I don't have it installed yet? I bought the sapphire 5970 100280-4gsr with the call of duty and dirt game bundle
September 1, 2010 4:16:09 AM

is there 2 diff ones? anyone
September 1, 2010 6:13:20 AM

On a PCIe 2.0 board it won't make any difference. It will drop down to PCIe 2.0 anyways. If you have an older PCIe 1.0 board you could have some compatibility issues. The 2.0 card should be bought if thats the case. Other then that, it makes no difference.
September 1, 2010 12:16:24 PM

I have an asus extreme 3 motherboard
September 4, 2010 4:04:34 PM

Would I be able to get a sapphire toxic 4gb card with my card and cf it?
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