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Sapphire HD7950 & Asus HD7950 in crossfire, is it possible?

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February 7, 2013 1:09:13 PM

Ok so I recently change my X58 rig to X79. Now I have Sapphire HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 with boost http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1... I want to do crossfire, but in the region where I live it seems that I cannot find another Sapphire card. Can I use Asus HD 7950 DC2T-3Gb GDDR5 instead ? http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/HD7950DC2T3GD5/

If yes, which one should be primary one ?

TnX in advance

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February 7, 2013 1:23:00 PM

Yes you can Crossfire the two cards BUT keep in mind the Asus is a Triple slot card, make sure you're motherboard will have enough space to fit both cards in together. As far as which one is primary, it wont matter, when in crossfire they will function at the clock speed of whichever card is clocked lower.
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February 7, 2013 2:12:26 PM

AdioKIP said:
Yes you can Crossfire the two cards BUT keep in mind the Asus is a Triple slot card, make sure you're motherboard will have enough space to fit both cards in together. As far as which one is primary, it wont matter, when in crossfire they will function at the clock speed of whichever card is clocked lower.


Tnx for the response. I will have enough space. I have P9X79 Deluxe in Cooler Master HAF922
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February 7, 2013 7:41:43 PM

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February 7, 2013 7:50:35 PM

Yea you seem good to go the only stipulation with Crossfire/Sli configuration is making sure that the ram count is the same between both cards. I would place the 3 slot card on the bottom and the 2 slot on top if you have the room for the cards.
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February 8, 2013 8:07:44 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea you seem good to go the only stipulation with Crossfire/Sli configuration is making sure that the ram count is the same between both cards. I would place the 3 slot card on the bottom and the 2 slot on top if you have the room for the cards.


Yes, I considered that, and I am going to do just that. Both card have same amount of ram. Maybe just maybe I will be able to find another Sapphire card, if not this is backup plan :D 
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February 8, 2013 8:12:00 AM

I've been plagued by this.

I have the first gen reference + non-ref cooler Sapphire HD7870 (Bought it for £275 on release)

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1438/pg1/sapphire...

I want another for Xfire but I can't find one in the UK for under £200 now, the new, crap looking non-ref ones from Sapphire are cheap as chips (£165) but I want my rig to be pretty!
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