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So recently I ordered an HIS 2gb 6950 (Factory Overclocked)
This is the exact card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372
I'm kind of sad that it cannot handle Battlefield 3 multiplayer with maximum Anti Aliasing at 1080p so I decided I want to get another one.
I'm not really sure if my setup here is crossfire capable so that's what I'm asking.
I have an Asus M5A97 AMD motherboard, This is the board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

And my power supply is an Ultra LSP 750 watt.
This is the power supply: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567&CatId=2533

My other specs are:
AMD Phenom II x4 975 OC'd to 3.99ghz
8gb ddr3 1333mhz ram
Corsair Force 3 Series 90gb SSD
250gb Sata II 7200rpm HDD

So, can I get another HIS 2gb 6950 like the one I already have and crossfire it with my current setup?

I'm not sure if my motherboard will crossfire or if my PSU is good enough. :??:
Thanks in advance for any help!
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  1. Anyone? Please? :/
  2. You're mobo is not real crossfire.
    It's a x16 x4 board = not worth adding another gpu.
  3. davcon said:
    You're mobo is not real crossfire.
    It's a x16 x4 board = not worth adding another gpu.


    Okay thank you, if i were to get a new motherboard that would be worth adding a GPU would my power supply be good enough to crossfire 2 HIS 2gb 6950s like I have?
  4. Best answer
    Technically the psu should power that configuration.
    It doesn't have enough PCI-E power adapters 3(never heard of that before)
    You'll need another 8 pin PCI-E.
    Ultra isn't that great imo.
    If you have game play issues the psu will be the problem.
    Mobo with plenty of features.
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754
  5. Also, you probably won't be able to see the difference with AA levels above x4. Leave it there.
  6. Best answer selected by smeelo.
  7. davcon said:
    Technically the psu should power that configuration.
    It doesn't have enough PCI-E power adapters 3(never heard of that before)
    You'll need another 8 pin PCI-E.
    Ultra isn't that great imo.
    If you have game play issues the psu will be the problem.
    Mobo with plenty of features.
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754



    I see, I looked it up and I think it has a wimpy 12v rail (45A). I saw some Corsair power supplies with 60+ Amp 12 volt rails.
    Thanks for the information! :)
  8. smeelo said:
    I see, I looked it up and I think it has a wimpy 12v rail (45A). I saw some Corsair power supplies with 60+ Amp 12 volt rails.
    Thanks for the information! :)

    Yeah dude i never recommend Ultra units.
    Was trying to point that out it in a nice way!
    I should just stick to my usual ways and call it like it is a POS.
    You should replace it with a quality unit that has all the required adapters and balls on the 12v.
    A high quality 650W - 750W will power your specs.
    Stick with something from Antec,Corsair,XFX,and Seasonic.
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