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September 25, 2010 11:49:18 AM

In order to crossfire two 5850's, do i need to have the exact same card? Or can i mix them up? Really need help on this one guys. Thanks in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2010 1:13:45 PM

It can be from different vendors.
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a c 1429 U Graphics card
September 25, 2010 2:03:14 PM

It can be a different card no problem! The setup will default to the settings of the slower card.
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September 25, 2010 2:26:39 PM

Thanks for the reply guys...sorry but may i ask one more question?

Will it be viable to do such a thing or just get a 5870?
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a c 1429 U Graphics card
September 25, 2010 2:33:45 PM

Upgrading from a HD5850 to HD5870 is very small, two HD5850 in crossfire would be a big upgrade.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 25, 2010 2:51:43 PM

+1^
You can OC a 5850 to reach 5870 speeds so going from a 5850 to 5870 won't give you a noticeable boost in performance;however adding another 5850 will give you a good performance boost(you'll get the performance of a 5970)
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September 25, 2010 2:51:51 PM

Cool thanks a whole bunch..will go for xfired 5850's..
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September 25, 2010 2:53:08 PM

Best answer selected by drexeus.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 25, 2010 3:11:04 PM

No prob :)  Hope you enjoy it.
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