Is it worth the upgrade for crossfire? (x16, x4 to x16, x16/x8) Tags: Motherboards Crossfire Product Last response: December 13, 2012 5:20 AM in Motherboards Share Mannet December 9, 2012 6:02:48 PM Currently, I'm running 2 x HD 6850 IceQ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161363) in crossfire on a Gigabyte GA 970 UD3+ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519) motherboard. I understand I'm running in an x16, x4 configuration due to the motherboard at the moment, and I was wondering if it would be worth the upgrade to ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754), ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281), or just stick with my current mobo if the increase won't be significant. Also, if there are other things that anyone thinks would justify an upgrade to a different motherboard, mention those as well. Thanks in advance! FULL SYSTEM SPECS: Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout Mobo: Gigabyte 970A-UD3+ CPU: AMD x6 1090t @3.6Ghz CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM GPU: (2) Radeon HD 6850 IceQ x Turbo 1GB PSU: Raidmax RX-730SS More about : worth upgrade crossfire x16 x16 x16 Mannet December 13, 2012 4:14:35 AM No one? m 0 l o320 December 13, 2012 5:20:04 AM Won't make too much of a difference. Stick with what you have. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs crossfire worth it with my setup? 1x X16 1x X16 in X4 Mode Forum Crossfire Question regarding MOBO (Dual x16, x16/x8) Forum SolvedWhats best for sli PCI-E x16 both or x16/x8 Forum SolvedR9 280x Crossfire with ASUS M5A97 R2.0 (PCIe x16 / x4) Forum SolvedASRock 970 Extreme4 Crossfire (PCIe x16, x8, x4?!) Forum Solvedx16 x4 CrossFire with diff cards Forum SolvedCrossfire on an x16 PCIE 3.0 and x4 PCIE 2.0? Forum Solved7870 crossfire in pci x16 and x4 and Performance loss Forum SolvedCrossfire HD 7950 at PCI 3.0 x/16 - /x4 Forum Solvedcrossfire and sli on a pcie 3.0 x16 and pcie 2.0 x4 Forum SolvedCrossfire PCI 2.0 x16 x4 GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 7950 bottleneck Forum SolvedPCIE 2.0 x16 or x4 for Crossfire? Forum SolvedCan I run two 7750s in crossfire at pcie 2.0 x16 x4? Forum SolvedCrossfire with x16 and x4 pci-e slots? Forum Crossfire x16 x4 Forum SolvedCrossfiring on PCI 3.0 X16 and PCI 3.0 X4? Forum Crossfire on x16 and x4 Forum Solvedcrossfiring between x16 and x4 lane Forum 7970 crossfire on msi z77 g43 - x16 and x4, would this be a bottleneck? Forum HD 7770 crossfire in x16 x4? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !