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October 13, 2010 12:52:49 PM

So... i know that this must be tiring to answer but i was wondering if the Hybrid CrossFire X from the 890GX board can run the HD 56-57-58 not for the boosted gaming performance but for the power saving since only AMD has it . i was planing on getting an AMD X6 and mounting it up with a hybrid graphics since most of the time im just surfing but when i play i play hard i just want to know if either its posible or intel has it too and can it run on the HDMI. This is my possible specs for my rig maybe this .

AMD Phenom 1090T BE 3.2Ghz
Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Kingston Hyper-X 8GB DDR3 (considering the LoVo series too)
Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X 5870 2gb or 5770 . Asus 5650 1GB
Western Digital 640Gb Black Dual Processor
Enermax Modu87+ 900w Crossfire X
Creative X-Fi Fatality Champion
Corsair H70 LCS for processor
Antec LanBoy Air
ViewSonic 24" LED Monitor

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October 13, 2010 5:59:30 PM

I don't think its possible with either of them.Because Hybrid CF works only with low-end cards
October 13, 2010 6:19:37 PM

so is there any other way? like can i maximize the power saving on the video card at least? i may use 5870 CF btw and since Hybrid CF is not posible an nvidia 460GTX will be part of the option. can it be like the Phenom X6 Turbo Mode Concept? only use what you need and only when you need it?
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October 13, 2010 6:20:39 PM

Hybrid crossfire only works with seriously budget cards like a 5450 or something
October 13, 2010 6:23:35 PM

You probably don't need Hybrid, the 5000 series cards have many good power saving features and you will find that you arn't consuming that much extra power when idling/surfing. Don't bother with the hastle and just get a dedicated card and call it a day.
October 13, 2010 6:24:35 PM

balzyblazy729 said:
so is there any other way? like can i maximize the power saving on the video card at least? i may use 5870 CF btw and since Hybrid CF is not posible an nvidia 460GTX will be part of the option. can it be like the Phenom X6 Turbo Mode Concept? only use what you need and only when you need it?

You can't change anything of your VGA in terms of power saving.
However,you can disable the Turbo feature of Phenom II X6.
October 13, 2010 6:35:16 PM

Ok thanks for the anwsers .. What do you guys recommend for a GTX 460 the most coolest . reason why i got an LCS in the first place is Fan type cooler aint gonna cut it much for the processor it dosent have to an LCS ready fan can do since i wont tweak it . its just for the summer heat at least it'll be competent in cooling .
October 13, 2010 6:40:45 PM

The 460 doesn't have much of a heat issue expecially compared with a 470 or 480.
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