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Can I use CrossFire with my setup?

EdictEdict Registered User regular
I have one HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. I would like to purchase another one to put in my system. My motherboard is an Asus p5n-e SLI, nFORCE 650i SLI. I can't find anything saying if it supports crossfire or not. Any advice would be much appreciated. Also if I am able to do it, does my second card have to be the exact some one or can I use the model from another company?

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'd wait for a more knowledgable opinion, but i'm fairly sure that you cant run Crossfire on Nvidia boards or SLI on ATI boards.

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    EdictEdict Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That is what I thought, but was hoping I was wrong.

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    RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Instead of having to buy another motherboard so that you can then buy another 5770 and do Crossfire, why not sell your current card and have the money go to the purchase of a 5850?

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rohan wrote: »
    Instead of having to buy another motherboard so that you can then buy another 5770 and do Crossfire, why not sell your current card and have the money go to the purchase of a 5850?

    Yeah, you'd be better off with a newer card than a second one. Crossfire isn't very well supported and doesn't really give enough performance gains to be worth the price of another card.

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