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I plan on running 3 monitors and currently have a 3870x2 with 2 monitors attatched.

 

having dual monitors on a crossfire setup disables crossfire.

 

can i buy another 3870 (not an x2 card like my other one) and attach one monitor to the 3870x2, with that running crossfire, and attach 2 monitors to the 3870, without the monitors on the 3870 affecting the crossfire on the 3870x2?

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speaking of that did anyone else hear about nvidia's thing where you can have more then 2 monitors in sli withought buying a different card

 

just wondering if that was a rumor or true

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I'd reckon that you could disable crossfire on the 3870 and run 2 monitors off it, and run 1 off the 3870x2.

 

That was my intention, to not interfere with the 3870x2s crossfire. looks like the next drivers will fix it for me, i just wonder wither or not i should attach the crossfire bridge, im guessing not. i hope the card is usable without the bridge attached. it should be...

 

thats good news

 

Indeed that is good news. i was thinking if i just didn't attach the crossfire bridge it would be fine... nonetheless it shouldn't be too long until 8.9 is released.

 

ill just handle a single core for now all games are fine fps wise anyway, i only run at 1650x1080.

 

Or you could just get this card:

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You'll have no fps to speak of.

Woo Hoo!! Worksation Graphics!!

 

lolnoty.

 

that stupid little thing is probably like a ninegooglebilliondollars.

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Running 1X 3870X2 AND 1x 3870 for 3 monitors will work.

 

Just do not attach the bridge and run the X2 in crossfire.

 

 

However, you dont NEED to get a 3870 to run the other 2, if the secondary screens are not going to be doing much, you could just as well get a very weak card, not sure what that is in ATi terms these days, but something like an 8400GS (nVidia)

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