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R9 270x crossfire with 7970?

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I just won a 270x in the Christmas contest :) .  I already have a 7970 so I am wondering if I should sell the 270 or crossfire it with my 7970?

Can I crossfire a 270x and a 7970?

With a 2gb 270 and 3 gb 7970 will I still use 3gb vram?

Will the 7970 have to down clock?

Would this just be stupid?

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Congrats on the win,.. The HD7970 will crossfire with R9 280X and the HD7870 will crossfire with R9 270X.

 

You could always donate the R9270X,.. to OCC,s Different Kind of Contest,.. :whistling:

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Couldve sworn the 290 was a rebadged 7970.. not a 280.. could be mistaken though

That would make sense if;

R9 270 = HD7870

R9 280 = HD7950

R9 290 = HD7970

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the 290 is the only new GPU the rest are rebranded. I mean they have to find a way to sell old stock right? Nvidia does the same thing.

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the 290 is the only new GPU the rest are rebranded. I mean they have to find a way to sell old stock right? Nvidia does the same thing.

 

Are they only selling old stock or do they produce brand new hardware under the new name as well?

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More than likely old bin GPU chips,.. with new PCB, Clocks, and perhaps memory upgrade with a new name. The production lines are torn down and retooled after running a set number of chips.

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More than likely old bin GPU chips,.. with new PCB, Clocks, and perhaps memory upgrade with a new name. The production lines are torn down and retooled after running a set number of chips.

 

A tour of those factories would be so cool.  I'm pretty far though lol

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