Hybrid Crossfire with Radeon HD 4200 IGP

By Atham
Jun 11, 2011
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  1. I am planning on buying a new Graphics card + PSU Corsair CX 500 (do tell if it is not good).

    I wanted to get a GTX 550 TI but then I heard about Hybrid CrossFire.

    What does it do and what card should I crossfire my Radeon HD 4200 with? Will it increase FPS and game quality. I am planning on playing with 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    My specs are here.

  2. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    Naaa, forget Hybrid CrossFire. The GTX 550 TI is much better than HCF.

    Although I cannot really comment the GPU nor the PSU (thinking about Watts and Amps, but Corsair PSU's are good. Havent really checked out both, but i know the 550 Is better than HCF).
    I have to leave the rest to the other people's here.
  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

  4. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    If you can afford the HD 6850 plus the Corsair CX600 PSU, then I say go for it.

    heh, I have just ordered a HD 6850 myself :haha:
  5. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    I think my budget would be about 100 to 130 euros, I don't know, depends on how much my results in exams (which are pretty good so far) will impress my father.

    But in the long term, won't the CX600 Watt use more energy, meaning more cost for electricity?

    And will there be a significant difference in 6770 and 6850 on my system? Because according to game-debate the 6850 is only 3% better than the 6770, it says here.
  6. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    Of course, but it does depends on how much your PC needs when you push it(playing a new game for example).
    And the wattage number on the PSU is only how much watt it can draw from the wall in total. It doesn't use full 600 watts constantly, only up to 600w.

    The link you provided only show some small info about the 6770. Unfortunately not the 6850.
    But, according to this site, in theory there is a significant difference between those two cards.

    In use, the 6850 will be better than the 6770.
  7. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    So if I got the 6850 I would get higher FPS in AC Brotherhood than with 6770 on the same settings?
  8. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    Which 600Watt PSU would be good though? And is the 6850 better or worse than the GTX 560 TI?
  9. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Posts: 76


    Corsair, Antec PSU's is fine.

    The GTX 560 is better than 6850. But if you choose the GTX 560 I recommend you also grab a 650 watt PSU instead, Plus upgrading the CPU as well.

    I am worried that your Athlon CPU will bottleneck for the GTX 560, so I wouldn't go any higher than the 6850 if you cannot afford a new CPU.
  10. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    650 watt? Why so much? Would 600 watt only be good enough?
  11. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    600 watt is enough for the HD 6850.

    But, as I said, for the GTX 560 TI, I recommend a 650 watt, but also a new CPU, because the 560 draw more watt than the 6850, and a better CPU will also draw more watt.

    It it always good to have a PSU that deliver 50 watts too much than 50 to little.

    Going with the GTX 560, a new CPU and a 650 watt PSU will go above your budget. So I recommend you just go with this list you posted.

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