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  3870 + 3850 =........3870 crossfire?!? 
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vulcan raven Feb 09, 2008, 12:26pm EST Report Abuse
maybe not quite. but......;Itemid=1

catalyst supports certain mixed crossfire modes now apparently, so fudzilla have done some ever so quickie benches with a mixed setup. curious results, the mix n match practically a match for same (faster) model crossfire action in some applications. theres not enough tests here. but what it might suggest is that due to scaling being less than perfect it really doesnt matter as much as you would think having mismatched cards.

i like this feature even. it is interesting for possible upgrades and people in certain circumstances and situations. nvidia of course dont have anything like it either, which makes it pretty cool IMO.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 09, 2008, 02:00pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 3870 3850 =........3870 crossfire?!?
ok so its asynchronous Crossfire, should open possibilities never before seen.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
ian elliott Feb 10, 2008, 09:56pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 3870 3850 =........3870 crossfire?!?
It is a great ability. Say you have a 3850 and you buy a 3870 then you can just use both. At a later date when you buy a 3870x2 then you can use the 3870 and the 3870x2 etc

Does it work backwards to the 2*** series as well?



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