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Crossfire HD 7850

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February 9, 2013 3:51:30 AM

My specific graphics card model has been discontinued, it's the Diamond Radeon HD 7850 with the model number 7850PE52G. I was wondering would it be possible to crossfire it with the newer revision, the 7850PE52GV2? As far as I can tell the only difference is the dual fan setup instead of the single on mine. Thanks.

http://www.diamondmm.com/7850PE52G.php

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February 9, 2013 4:04:47 AM

You don't need the same exact model to crossfire. You just need a GPU that's from the 7800 series, for example you could crossfire your diamond card with a power color 7850, or a power color 7870.
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February 9, 2013 4:09:01 AM

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February 9, 2013 4:10:18 AM

swilczak said:
You don't need the same exact model to crossfire. You just need a GPU that's from the 7800 series, for example you could crossfire your diamond card with a power color 7850, or a power color 7870.


Thanks for the info. Would it be worth it to crossfire or should I just look at getting a single 7970? Ive heard of some driver issues when doing crossfire setups vs a single card.
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February 9, 2013 6:15:26 AM

definitely just get a single 7970. Crossfire is like the plague. Benchmarks may show that you get higher average FPS with crossfire, but you dont get a smoother gaming experience

Crossfire pro's:

-higher average FPS

Crossfire cons:

- random fps dips
- stuttering
- poor support with certain games where you will be restricted to the performance of a single card
- driver releases that support crossfire in a game much later than the game is released

and i'm saying this from experience not just what i have read about.

Single card FTW
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