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Crossfire 7970 Compatibility

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May 16, 2012 11:58:19 PM

I have a quick question. Do you think that this Sapphire OC'd 7970,, could fit in crossfire mode on the asus z77 sabertooth mobo in a haf x case? I'm not going to jump into this quite yet because of the $1000 price tag but would like to know for future reference. Thanks everyone :) .
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 12:26:01 AM

Yes, easily.
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 12:56:26 AM

I didn't know you could (SLi) HD Radeon.... :heink:  :whistle:  :p 

Yeah I was going to say something about that but he put crossfire in his post so I didn't bring it up. But the only reason I looked at the post was I saw "SLI 7970 Compatibility" and I was thinking, "oh lord what type of lost soul do we have here.."
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May 17, 2012 1:45:05 AM

HAHA i just saw that and did a facepalm. I'm such a noob. :p . And i forgot to mention if they would fit in the two x8 slots and not one in x16 and one in x4.
May 17, 2012 1:48:07 AM

There we go. Fixed :) 
May 17, 2012 3:24:07 AM

But if i use SB instead of IB i wont be able to take avantage of pcie 3.0, correct?
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 3:28:52 AM

Whether you have SB or IB you won't feel any difference, in real world performance there's no difference between PCIE 3.0 and PCIE 2.0; look at the chart below

Difference between PCIE 3.0 and 2.0 is 0%
May 17, 2012 4:01:34 AM

Then what does it exist for?
May 17, 2012 4:02:03 AM

wow barely any difference between even 1.1 and 2

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a c 88 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 4:16:17 AM

Both those cards will fit perfectly with a nice gap between them and perform perfectly well in 8x8 mode. I have the same Motherboard and absolutely love it.
May 17, 2012 5:45:40 AM

Ok thanks guys.
May 17, 2012 5:45:49 AM

Best answer selected by OCGL16.
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 10:42:24 AM

thanks for that post..

Basic thing to make you remember me :lol: 
May 18, 2012 3:23:01 AM

Ya thanks from me too lol. I'll rember that :)