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Old November 22, 2009, 02:51 AM
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Red face 58 and 48 series crossfire?

So I've been looking around awhile and cant seem to find any definitive confirmation that actually suggests you can crossfire cards from both series. I do remember reading it in a news post but that was prior to the 58 series release, so I'm not sure whether its accurate or not :S
Does anyone know whether its possible to do this? Also how do you reckon a 5850 and a 4850 will perform (when i finally get my hands on the 5850 )
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Old November 22, 2009, 07:00 AM
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IF you can, it will perform like two HD 4840 cards.
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Old November 22, 2009, 08:39 AM
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Haha might as well stick with just the 5850 in that case :P Is crossfire actually useful? Some reviews seem to glorify it and others just suggest its only a 20% increase on average :S
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Crossfire isn't compatible across different generations. And it can actually scale quite well depending on the game.
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Old November 22, 2009, 11:16 AM
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I don't think you can between 5000 and 4000. It DOES scale very well, check out the review of the 5970, there is a pair of 5850's in there, they scaled very well in most games.
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Even if you can get 5 and 4 series to work together, the system will adjust the 5 card's speed to the 4, pretty much just like 4800 cf
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What about that new software from MSI I think it is... Where you can use two different GPU's from ATi and Nvidia and put them in some sort of Crossfire/SLI mode or something? I've just read a thing or two about, I didn't research it
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Old November 24, 2009, 07:03 AM
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What about that new software from MSI I think it is... Where you can use two different GPU's from ATi and Nvidia and put them in some sort of Crossfire/SLI mode or something? I've just read a thing or two about, I didn't research it
You're referring to the Lucid Hydra chip, which has nothing to do with MSI aside from the fact that they licensed it for one of their motherboards. It isn't out yet so we have no way of knowing how well or even if it works.
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