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#1 Nemo

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:34 PM

It's time for a little mix and match and we look at XFX 5870 + 5850 CrossFire - http://www.overclock...ws/xfx58705850/

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:52 PM

That was very interesting and beyond the norm of what we usually see. Kudos on the idea to test this setup.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:12 PM

Very interesting tests. Looks good... but honestly, someone would be pretty dumb to buy a 5870, then CFX it with a 5850... when a 5870 is only $90 more. But nonetheless, shows that there are gains if you just happen to stumble across one :P
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:28 AM

Nice review, just a quick note, it says HD5800 CF on the graphs instead of HD5870 CF ;)

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:30 AM

Thats because it is 5870+5850 Xfire not 5870Xfire
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:44 AM

Thats so weird, I had never even heard of this did anyone else know that this was possible?
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:51 AM

Thats because it is 5870+5850 Xfire not 5870Xfire

DUH! Don't listen to the stupid Germans, they don't know how to read :bah: :lol:

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:48 AM

DUH! Don't listen to the stupid Germans, they don't know how to read :bah: :lol:

Thats ok we haven't been listening to you for years :P

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:22 PM

Thats ok we haven't been listening to you for years :P


Lol, if you would do that you would still not know how to use rockets ;)

But holy crap, this thing creams the GTX295 in almost every test :lol:

Good review :)

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:38 PM

But holy crap, this thing creams the GTX295 in almost every test :lol:

Good review :)

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

Thats ok we haven't been listening to you for years :P

Yea, I know Dave, I know... *goes off to his corner muttering something that sounded like evil plan*

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:14 PM

Thats so weird, I had never even heard of this did anyone else know that this was possible?

It's crossfireX. It's been possible since the HD3700 series debuted