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Old December 26th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Question A quick crossfire question

Hello I was considering having dual video cards and to crossfire them but when I went to look for my same video card to purchase for the 2nd card, it was no longer being sold. I did find the perfect alternative for the 2nd, but its not the exact same card as the original. I heard that cards do not need to be the exact same but have similar attributes in order for crossfire to successfully work.

So basically i wanted to be absolutely sure that these two cards would be compatible for crossfire before i buy the 2nd video card

current one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102864

Prospective 2nd:
http://www.amazon.ca/Sapphire-Radeon...d_sim_sbs_sw_2

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Old December 27th, 2010, 02:03 AM
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Hi,

They will both be compatible for CrossFire. Both cards are the same in essence but with a different heatsink.

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Old December 27th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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FYI -crossfire compatibility chart
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Old December 28th, 2010, 01:02 AM
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cool just wanted to be sure, thanks a lot! and for the chart too MaDef, thanks!

have you ran into any common problems with installing duel cards?
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Old December 28th, 2010, 03:26 AM
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Nothing major, space, heat, and power are the big ones, You need a good gaming case, not only for the room but for airflow too keep the cards cool, and make sure you have a good quality psu with enough amps on the rails.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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Ahhh yes thank you for the valuable reminders, I always forget to check my case before i buy and always end up praying it fits!
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