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Old May 20, 2010, 02:43 PM
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Default Question about setting up crossfire

So I currently own a reference design HIS 5850, if I wanted to crossfire it with another 5850, does it need to be the reference design as well? The reason I ask is because I see that since I bought my 5850 manufacturers seem to be making nothing but non reference designs. I bought my HIS 5850 on newegg and when I search for it now all I see are these HIS turbo editions.

So basically:

1. Can I crossfire my reference 5850 with a non reference design from any manufacturer?

2. Or can I crossfire only with reference design only, but from any manufacturer?

3. Or can I only crossfire with another HIS 5850 thats just like mine (that would be lame)
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Old May 20, 2010, 02:49 PM
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You can crossfire anything with anything, really. I saw some 5870 + 5850 combo. My friend is running a reference 5870 with a none ref 5870.
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Old May 20, 2010, 02:54 PM
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To clarify, you can crossfire any two ATI graphics cards provided the are from the same series AND class.
Ex: Any 5870 + 5850 will work. 5850 + 5970 will work.
Ex: 57xx + 58xx will NOT work.
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Old May 20, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Thanks guys.
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