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25 Mar 2012   #1

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Would like your educated opinion on Crossfiring

I currently have a single MSI R5770 Hawk series GPU and the price has just gone to sub $100.00 for these excellent cards. Does it make sense to purchase another and Crossfire or is it just added heat, energy and trouble ? Good news is I have the perfect PSU and mobo to add another card.

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25 Mar 2012   #2

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OK 278 hits and not one reply, what gives?
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25 Mar 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
OK 278 hits and not one reply, what gives?
Who knows?

Maybe the enthusiasts who visit here wouldn't consider doing crossfire with a midrange card.

I haven't used Crossfire X since a pair of 4870s a few years ago. The performance was good, but the driver support seemed weak.
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25 Mar 2012   #4

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Thanks bobkn,
I've heard the same regarding driver support and if it weren't for the one vendor down to $89.00 delivered I would likely be passing.
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25 Mar 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I currently have a single MSI R5770 Hawk series GPU and the price has just gone to sub $100.00 for these excellent cards. Does it make sense to purchase another and Crossfire or is it just added heat, energy and trouble ? Good news is I have the perfect PSU and mobo to add another card.
I crossed fired two XFX HD5770 around year and half ago and I am very pleased. As of today I have never had problems with driver updates.

If you have good fans in your rig, heat won't be an issue. At least it has'nt been for me. If you upgrade, download the "AMD System Monitor v1.0.0.8" (or newer version). It will provide you with valuable crossfire info when they are in use.
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26 Mar 2012   #6

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Manigue,
Direct hands on with two 5770's is perfect, thanks.
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26 Mar 2012   #7

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Well it's done, I've ordered another MSI R5770 Hawk to cross fire. Also got two of the new Noctua focused fans to replace the stock corsairs and I'm re configuring the air flow in my case.
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03 Apr 2012   #8

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It's a done deal !
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04 Apr 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
It's a done deal !
So, how's the overall performance/results?
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04 Apr 2012   #10

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Well funny you should ask, real world it's a solid improvement in performance but my WEI scores are the same? I will have to wait to get into some gaming to see the differences.
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