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Crossfire compatibility... 6870+6850?

By Andrew Young
Nov 16, 2012
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  1. Hi, so I've recently purchased a radeon HD6870 card and was considering going for a cross fire setup.

    At the moment a second 6870 is outside my budget. Whould it be possible to pop in a 6850 without any issues?

    Is crossfire limited to a given manufacturer or can I mix them.......I.e Sapphire + HIS
     
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    Any manufacturer will work with any other as long as it is the same card. No the 6870 needs another 6870 to crossfire I assume that hybrid crossfire might work but it would be less than stellar. Others would know more on the subject.
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +420

  4. Andrew Young

    Andrew Young TS Member Topic Starter

    Thanks......will just wait for the 6870 card.
     
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yeah that's probably the best idea. Even if you could CF a 6870 with a 6850 it would most likely run at the speed of a 2x 6850 CF setup.
     

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