5770 Crossfire question

RayRay

Posts: 76   +0
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?
 

red1776

Posts: 5,124   +194
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.
 

RayRay

Posts: 76   +0
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?
 

red1776

Posts: 5,124   +194
Nope, you can CF cards from diff manufacturers even. those two will work great together.
 

RayRay

Posts: 76   +0
red, chef,

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

thanks again.:D