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May 6, 2012 2:02:12 AM

i have a powercolor hd 6950, on the box of the graphics card it says "for an AMD Crossfirex system, a second AMD Radeon HD 6800 graphics card, an AMD Crossfirex motherboard and one Crossfirex bridge interconnect cable are required"

So does this mean i can get a 6870 or a 6850 and crossfire it w/ my 6950?

I have a friend whom i able to buy a 6850 off for a good price, so i was wondering.

I was always told i needed another 6950 or a 6970 for crossfire.

If i am reading this wrong please feel free to call me a dumb ass.
a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2012 2:22:08 AM

Yes those two cards can be bridged in an xfire config.
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May 6, 2012 2:24:20 AM

They have to be the same cards a 6850 with a 6850 or 6870 with a 6870 the cards can be from different manufacturer but must be the same model.
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May 6, 2012 2:28:16 AM

What richard said. Basically if you want to get into this "crossfire" thing, you need another 6950 and a Crossfire Bridge cable... make sure you power supply is up to the task as well. do you have 850 watt psu?
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May 6, 2012 3:49:59 AM


+1

from the chart looks like 6900 and 6800 is not compatible......
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May 6, 2012 4:17:44 AM

Even if they were, the best card under-clocks itself to the 2nd card so you wouldnt be getting that much a performance increase.
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May 6, 2012 8:45:32 AM

Yes i have a 1000w PSU, Maybe there is a mistake on the box. I wonder why they would do that.

thanks for info.

My system:

i7-3820
ASUS P9X79 pro
H80
16 GB of ripjaw x series ram
hd 6950
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120gb
Caviar black 2tb
WD external 2TB
Cougar CMX 1000w PSU
NZXT Switch 810
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May 6, 2012 8:48:44 AM

Best answer selected by starcore.
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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2012 9:15:03 AM

dumb ass (you asked for it and know one else said it, feel better now)
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