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x16 Crossfire Graphic card set up

by shireeniebeanie / December 15, 2008 1:09 AM PST

I am in the process of creating a new gaming rig and am right now torn between two cards. For whichever one I would choose, I would buy 2 of them and crossfire them for the best graphical output. However, I am on a fairly restricted budget. The two cards are as linked. The first one has a much higher memory clock and an hdi adpater, but it is only 256. The second is 512, but is 800mhz slower in the memory clock category. I am trying to find out which on the cards is better and what is more important memory clock, or mhz.


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not worth it
by ramarc / December 15, 2008 2:06 AM PST
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PCI 2.0 x16
by shireeniebeanie / December 15, 2008 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: not worth it

Great thought but, those are both 2.0 x 16 and the mobo I have selected accepts x16, I do however have another build where I would use the 2.0 x16. So for any further replies, please just stick to x16 cards. Thank you

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pci-e 2.0 cards still work in 'old' x16 slots
by ramarc / December 16, 2008 4:24 AM PST
In reply to: PCI 2.0 x16

all of the latest generation radeons are pci-e 2.0. why pay more for slower/obsolete cards?

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