i was looking at getting another 5850 so i had 2 running in crossfire config, but i have noticed that my local PC parts store has the new 6850 cheaper than the 5850's. So i was wondering if i could just get one of them and run them together OR do the cards need to be exactly the same?
This only holds true for Nvidia, the cards have to be the exact same...
ATI cards just have to be within the same series, so you can crossfire a 5850 & 5870 but you cannot crossfire a 5770 and 5830.
** Keep in mind that when crossfiring two different cards like a 5850 and 5870, the 5870 will indeed scale down to match the 5850 speeds.
Serious? Well thats pretty impressive to be fair.. Hopefully there will be a hybrid system down the line soon, where you can mix and match both ATI/AMD and Nvidia Cards and any model aswell to see FPS/Quality increases..
Would be awesome to utilise a 580 with a 460 and see some gains..
^ actually you can mix and match using the mobo's with lucids hydra tech. I think the fuzion board of MSI have it. Info already provided by hell_storm2004 up top. Still new tech though. Give them time to straighten things out.
yea. my next actually gaming rig is gonna be a licid hydra, it doesn't scale as well as crossfire or sli and costs a bti mreo but its a tech i wanna support and see get better and better.. plus i envision an amd/nvidis card mix for kicks and giggles
In fact, i read an article about Lucid actually teaming up with vendors to put the lucid technology on the actual video cards instead of the motherboards... something about it scaling better, etc... i'll see if i can find it.
It is in its preliminary stages not that good. But in future may grow. Only thing that would be detrimental to the Lucid Hydra would be the serious competition between ATI/nVidia. nVidia doesn't even like ATI drivers on a PC if an nVidia card is in there, let alone an ATI card.