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Windows 7: Advice with crossfire

11 Aug 2011   #1
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Advice with crossfire

I have a Sapphire HD5570 card. I want to buy another one and try running 2 GPU's. I haven't done this before. Is there any thing I need to know first. Also how do you go about setting up the PC to run in crossfire mode? My MB is crossfire compatible. Thanks


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12 Aug 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All things considering you would be better off getting at least a HD 5770 (or HD6770, its replacement) than running two HD 5570's in Crossfire. One 5770 is faster by quite a bit than two 5570's,

Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 1GB CrossFire Video Card Review - Radeon HD 5570 - $79 for 520 GFlops - Legit Reviews

Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3 Single & Crossfire Review

that and you avoid any of the hassles that can come with running multiple cards (same can happen with SLI).
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12 Aug 2011   #3
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thank you

You may be right. That may be best. I have a 500 watt PSU. An additional card might require me to purchase a new PSU anyway. So the price of a crossfire ready PSU + another 5570. Greater than HD 6770.

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