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October 20, 2011 10:43:22 AM

Hi !

i asked the question on facebook and they said that the best way to get an answer is here =)

so...
i have the asus eah4890 card. when i bought it it was really good and powerful card but now with the DX 11 it downgrades my lovely card. i want to buy a new card for crossfire, will it work if i'll buy a DX 11 supporting card
(an asus card)?

my specs are:
AMD phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz
gigabyte ma790x-ud4p
2x2 DDRII ceon 800Mhz RAM
550 WT HEC
WD 500GB (32MB) SATA II

thanks alot.

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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 11:18:35 AM

Which OS are you running?
Tell us your budget and we'll recommend you a good one.
Just to let you know, the least you should look as an upgrade (in case of NVIDIA) would be the GTX 460 1GB and ( in case of ATi) HD 5850. I wouldn't recommend a HD 5850 or a GTX 460 right now, since they're last gen cards. The GTX 460 is really good but it'll be better if you get a GTX 560 Ti or a HD 6950 from ATi.
HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 80 U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 11:20:38 AM

to successfully crossfire with asus eah4890 you need another 48xx series gfx card e.g. another 4890(preferably the exact model you have). gfx cards from seperate groups cannot be used together in crossfire.
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October 20, 2011 11:55:46 AM

i'm using win 7 64 bit.

so i understand that the only option for me is to upgrate to another graphic card.

Gman i can't upgrate to Nvidia 'cuz the m.board is not supporting the Nvidia cards. the budget is not important 'cuz the question was if i can make a crossfire with anothe graphic card to run the DX 11, and as de5 posted it's impossible.

thanks guys... so anyway i'll look for a $300 v.card.
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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 12:19:28 PM

Nonstopa.. I can guarantee you that your motherboard does support Nvidia cards. What it may not support is Nvidia SLI (two cards), which is something that was recently added to more modern motherboards, but any motherboard out there can support any single card.

As for your original question, de5_roy is correct in that you can only Xfire with another HD 4890 card, and even if you do that, you still wouldn't be able to run DX11 cause the cards don't support it.

Before you go buying a $300 video card, please let us know the specs of your system so we can give you a better recomendation. What is your motherboard? your CPU? your Power supplu make/model and wattage? and what is the resolution that you are playing on?

Chances are if that's the card you were running before, you won't be able to run a $300 card from your system.
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October 20, 2011 12:45:50 PM

Phishy714 i posted my specs but here it again:

cpu: AMD phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz

m.board: gigabyte ma790x-ud4p

RAM: 2x2 DDRII ceon 800Mhz 5-5-5-15

power supply: 550 WT HEC 14cm fan

hd: WD 500GB (32MB) SATA II

os: win7 64 bit

playing resolution: 1440 x 900
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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 2:02:48 PM

Can you post the model number on that HEC 550 PSU?

And what are the chances you'll be upgrading the monitor to a higher 1920x1080 res new model any time soon?

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October 20, 2011 2:50:42 PM

WR2 said:
Can you post the model number on that HEC 550 PSU?

And what are the chances you'll be upgrading the monitor to a higher 1920x1080 res new model any time soon?



14cm fan cougar - 550W HEC

no. i won't upgrate the monitor.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 3:23:50 PM

Yea Cougar is a small market segment PSU but i always loved it as it's clear from mistakes.
Yes you're good to go with that PSU and with the HD 6950
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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 4:17:28 PM

If it's the Cougar CMX you're in good shape for taking on the HD 6950.
+12v @ 40Amps is plenty of power for CPU/GPU overclocking too.


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October 21, 2011 6:48:45 PM

this is the one i have.(550 cm)



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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 6:58:15 PM

yes you're fine :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2011 9:12:48 PM

It's the same +12v @ 40Amps (480watts divided by 12 volts = 40Amps). Good to go.
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October 22, 2011 3:50:59 PM

well... =)

thanks guys!
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