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Old March 7, 2012, 10:10 PM
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I have recently unlocked my sapphire 6950 toxic to 1536 shaders (6970 level), and overclocked to 960 MHz core + 1450 MHz memory (5800 MHz effective) @ stock voltage.

The amount of performance I am getting really impressed me and I was wondering if a Tri-Fire configuration with 3 6950s will work out.

I cannot get more toxic editions (I have looked pretty hard), and I was wondering if there are going to be compatibility issues when using different cards.

Specifically, will I be able to use all the shaders on unlocked cards if I cannot get the other two 6950 to unlock?

Can I mix and match brands of 6950? Are there any reccommendations? Is my corsair ax850 able to run trifire? Is my x2 250 able to run trifire?

I plan on mining bitcoin and/or folding and playing bf3. My system specs are in my signature.

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Old March 7, 2012, 10:12 PM
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honestly, with a x2 250 you'll be hitting a major bottleneck. Buy a second 6950 and use the money that you were going to use for the third to buy a 1090T or something, you wont be disappointed. AFAIK You'll be able to use the full shaders on the first unlocked 6950, and xfire will work fine.
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Old March 7, 2012, 10:17 PM
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The x2 will run GUIMINER fine lul! But I think they are all out of am3 processors in Edmonton ( i have looked hard). I am reluctant to buy even the cheapest bulldozer.

It is very strange to me that I can game with such high settings on such a crappy processor.
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Old March 7, 2012, 10:26 PM
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1) try to find a PII X4 975. Preferably used.

2) You CAN Xfire cards from different board manufacturers. You'll have to downclock your fastest 6950s to match your slowest 6950 though.
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Old March 9, 2012, 07:55 AM
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I was thinking (oh no!)

Couldn't I run quadfire on my crosshair V if i paired up 2 6950 and a 6990? Would the 6950 bottleneck the 6990?
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Old March 9, 2012, 07:59 AM
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Your problem still is your X2 is going to be the bottleneck running 3+ cards in crossfire.
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Yeah it is totally bottlenecking my system and will be replaced with probably a hexa core bulldozer as i cannot seem to find am3 processors in edmonton.
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