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7870 crossfire and Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5

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April 11, 2012 12:37:09 PM

I have

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128415

Does anybody know if I can put 2 7870 in crossfire in it?

Thank you.
a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2012 4:39:32 PM

It should support it. As long as your other components can keep up with the configuration. CPU for example.
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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2012 5:07:51 PM

Yes it will support them without any problem, but you'll get bottlenecked by the CPU. All Phenoms and FXs don't catch up with CF/SLI Scaling.
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April 11, 2012 6:47:53 PM

ilysaml said:
Yes it will support them without any problem, but you'll get bottlenecked by the CPU. All Phenoms and FXs don't catch up with CF/SLI Scaling.


Thank you. I have already OCed my 965BE. I think it should be close enough. Later I will switch to 2500k or so
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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2012 8:42:31 PM

Good for you then.
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April 12, 2012 1:51:53 AM

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April 12, 2012 2:31:15 AM

As much as I love AMD, ilysaml is right. Don't get the second 7870 until you get a 2500k because you'll see a huge bottleneck. Even with a good overclock the architecture has some trouble keeping up with both GPU's and you'll more often than not see your GPU's not fully loaded when gaming.
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April 13, 2012 8:59:53 AM

would either a Asus P8Z68-V LXG or a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 be capable too?
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a b V Motherboard
April 13, 2012 4:09:58 PM

They should be a good motherboard.
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