Good card to crossfire a XFX 5850 with

Damianjp

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Hello

With battlefield3 coming out it has me thinking of upgrading my GPU.

i7-970
6GB Dominator
XFX 5850
EVGA Classified3 X58


Whats a good card to crossfire the XFX 5850 with? Im trying only spend $100-$150 mabey alittle more.


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Damianjp

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Well I cant find a 5850 for the price I would like, can anyone find one for the cheapest possible?

I thought any 58xx series would crossfire with each other, is this true?



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kilo_17

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I stand corrected. But, I believe that if you would CF a 5850 and a 5830, the dual card performance is knocked down to the less powerful card, meaning that a 5850 and a 5830 CF'd would offer the performance of 2 5830's, right?
 


Right :)
 
Technically you can crossfire any 5800 series card. But unless you are just getting a screaming cheap deal on an oddball card, it would be pretty senseless to get anything other than another 5850, right? If you got a 5870 for instance, both cards would be still be limited to the speed of 2 -5850's in crossfire. If you got a 5830, both cards would be limited to the speed of crossfired 5830's. So do whatever works for you........
 

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I know about the 1 card holding back the stronger card. Only reason why I was thinking going with a 5830 because it would be the cheapest why to crossfire and would take alittle stress off the 5850.


Now thinking about it another 5850 would be better, or even a 5870 if the price was right. I just can't find a 5850 for $100-$150 (maybe $200 but I really don't wanna pay $200).

Will a 700w PSU crossfire good?

Any know of any in this price range?


DamianJP