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Corssfire match for ati radeon hd 6870

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October 19, 2012 12:23:14 PM

Hi guys, I have an Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Gddr5 cardand have being using it for 6 months, now am planning on upgrading my GPU by crossfiring it with another Graphic card.

I just wanna know which all graphic card can be crossfired with 6870.
Is it nessacary to crossfire it with the same series family, does the manufacturer have to be same, can it be crossfired with the 7 series cards?

surely crossfiring it with 6870 itself would be better but if it can be crossfired with a higher card would be my preference, that's whyi need your help.


thx :) 

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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 12:26:40 PM

It can be crossfired with a 6970 but it would be a waste cause then theyd both act like a 6870. Only option you have is to go with another 6870.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 12:30:01 PM

vrumor said:
It can be crossfired with a 6970 but it would be a waste cause then theyd both act like a 6870. Only option you have is to go with another 6870.


I may be wrong but I was under the assumption that they had to be in the same family, i.e. 68XX can only CF with 68XX, and 69XX could only CF with 69XX. From that point it would be like having 2 of the weaker card, meaning if you crossfired a 6870 with a 6850 you would, in essence, have two 6850s.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 12:59:50 PM

That may be so, which is why I said the only option he really has is another 6870.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 1:01:11 PM

Use another 6870 from the same manufacturer with the same specs if you can. If you do that, then it will be easier to get tech support when you run into issues. I don't recommend multiple gpu set ups though, as they do have issues. I think you should sell the card you have and then buy the fastest single card you can afford.
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a c 142 U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 3:32:14 PM

For Crossfire, they have to be the same family. You can Crossfire a 6870 with another 6870 or a 6850. You cannot Crossfire with any other 6000 series cards. It would be best to get another 6870 if going that route.

Honestly, you may be better off with a newer single GPU. The Radeon HD 7870 performs similarly to 2 6870s in Crossfire, and has 2GB of video memory, which will really help for the newer games coming out with high resolution texture packs. If you can sell your 6870 for a decent price, the cost to upgrade to a 7870 will probably be about even with getting a second 6870 for Crossfire. You could even move up to the 7950 if money permits.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 4:31:22 PM



it can only be crossfired with a 6850 or 6870
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October 21, 2012 3:23:21 PM

tnx guys looks like going with 6870 itself wud be better ....

but after reading maestro0428 post i need to reconsider crossfiring...

wud u guys consider crossfiring or just jump to another better gpu ??

wat kind of issue would i face if i crossfire ?
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October 21, 2012 3:26:28 PM

maestro0428 said:
Use another 6870 from the same manufacturer with the same specs if you can. If you do that, then it will be easier to get tech support when you run into issues. I don't recommend multiple gpu set ups though, as they do have issues. I think you should sell the card you have and then buy the fastest single card you can afford.



why do u think multiple gpu set ups are not good?
wat kind of issue would i face if i crossfire ?
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October 22, 2012 1:09:09 AM

Some people like crossfire or SLI and some don't. I'v never had a problem with either. I had a 6870 crossfire set up and it did the job plenty well. I say go for it.
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