Good card to crossfire a XFX 5850 with

Hello

With battlefield3 coming out it has me thinking of upgrading my GPU.

i7-970
6GB Dominator
XFX 5850
EVGA Classified3 X58


Whats a good card to crossfire the XFX 5850 with? Im trying only spend $100-$150 mabey alittle more.


Thanks,
DamianJP
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  1. Another HD5850? :)

    Make sure you have a powersupply upto the job
  2. The only card you can Crossfire a 5850 with is another 5850, so your going to have to find another 5850 or go a different route.
  3. Just crossfire another XFX 5830 or 5850 with it, or get a set of new cards.
  4. kilo_17 said:
    The only card you can Crossfire a 5850 with is another 5850, so your going to have to find another 5850 or go a different route.


    Not true, you can crossfire any 5800 series card with a HD5850.
  5. Well I cant find a 5850 for the price I would like, can anyone find one for the cheapest possible?

    I thought any 58xx series would crossfire with each other, is this true?


    DamianJP
  6. I stand corrected. But, I believe that if you would CF a 5850 and a 5830, the dual card performance is knocked down to the less powerful card, meaning that a 5850 and a 5830 CF'd would offer the performance of 2 5830's, right?
  7. kilo_17 said:
    I stand corrected. But, I believe that if you would CF a 5850 and a 5830, the dual card performance is knocked down to the less powerful card, meaning that a 5850 and a 5830 CF'd would offer the performance of 2 5830's, right?


    Right :)
  8. Technically you can crossfire any 5800 series card. But unless you are just getting a screaming cheap deal on an oddball card, it would be pretty senseless to get anything other than another 5850, right? If you got a 5870 for instance, both cards would be still be limited to the speed of 2 -5850's in crossfire. If you got a 5830, both cards would be limited to the speed of crossfired 5830's. So do whatever works for you........
  9. I know about the 1 card holding back the stronger card. Only reason why I was thinking going with a 5830 because it would be the cheapest why to crossfire and would take alittle stress off the 5850.


    Now thinking about it another 5850 would be better, or even a 5870 if the price was right. I just can't find a 5850 for $100-$150 (maybe $200 but I really don't wanna pay $200).

    Will a 700w PSU crossfire good?

    Any know of any in this price range?


    DamianJP
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