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5770 Crossfire question

By RayRay
Aug 15, 2010
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  1. hey

    I have some planning about upgrading my computer

    as you can see on my sys-specs button the mobo is a ga-ma785gt-ud3h
    it do got 2 pci-ex16, but the second one only run at x4 speed.

    so i need to buy a new mobo to take advantage of the crossfire setup. and this is the mobo im thinking about.
    Gigabyte ga-790fxta-ud5

    this is the 5770 i have http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-503.shtml

    they don't sell the same one i have anymore for some reason, so this is the only one available where i'm gonna buy the mobo and the 5770
    http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-536.shtml

    as you can see there is a difference between them.

    will it work?
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,897   +88

    If your buying a new MB only because the second PCIE slot is a X4, your making a mistake. you will lose only about 8% with a x4 slot and a 5770.
     
  3. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    gee. thanks red. now i can buy some hdd's instead along with the 5770,

    eehm, what about the the difference between the 5770's? does that have any affect?
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +690

    Same card. Different SKU since one card has a dual DVI while the first card has a single link (single PCI slot). Otherwise they are the same card for all intents and purposes.

    EDIT: Some confirmation here
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,897   +88

    Nope, you can CF cards from diff manufacturers even. those two will work great together.
     
  6. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    red, chef,

    thanks for the heads up guys.
    you're saved me allot of time and money:)

    thanks again.:D
     


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