Crossfire questions about motherboard and GPU

Oct 19, 2018
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I've got an ASUS m5a99fx R2.0 MB and a saphire R9290x Vapor 4GB vid card. an 850W power supply, and an 8350 CPU. I'm wondering if I buy another video card (same thing I have) will it work ok mainly, second part. if I buy the 8GB version will it use 12GB of ram or would I be better off to go with another 4GB version? also, would I need to buy another Power supply like a 1400 Watt to power them both.
 

Gam3r01

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Your cards are limited to the lowest common denominator, so if you added an 8GB card you would still have 4GB of Vram.
So in that case you should get a 4GB model to go alongside it.

That being said, seriously consider the "potential" gains of adding in a second card.
Xfire has lost almost all of its support, and thats a lot of power and heat for not much gain.

Personally, I would put the money towards a new processor/RAM/motherboard. You would get more out of your money, as a single 290X is still fairly potent.
 
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I've been monitoring everything as I've been gaming and I've still not been maxing anything out other than Video ram. That's sort of the reason I've been considering doing Xfire.
 
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so just to be sure I'm understanding you, it will read as 8GB total Vram or still just 4? I've done SLI before but it's been years.

 
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well CRAP! lol.... Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
 
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looks like I'll be playing in 1080P instead of 4K then. hard to justify upgrading everything when I can still play in ultra settings at 1080P.
 

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