ATI 4000 Series and 6000 Series CF

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Dieseldahl's picture
Joined: 11/20/2010
Posts: 3

Hey, my video card is starting to get old but still works great ( runns Battlefield Bad Company 2 with everything at max without any problems what so ever)
i was thinking about getting a 6870 and run that in a crossfire configuration with my current 4890, would that work?

My system
Case: Silverstone Fortress 01 (FT01)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair IV Formula (AM3 Socktet)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.91 GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50
Memory: 2x 2048mb Corsair XMS3 1333 MHz @ 1600 MHz (2 more 2048mb sticks on its way)
GPU: Asus EAH4890 Formula 1gb gddr5
PSU: Enermax Liberty 620W
Hdd's: 1x Intel X25-M 80gb ssd 1x Western Digital 500gb 1x Western Digital 1Tb 1x Western Digital 1Tb external.
DvD rom: a Dirty Old Samsung something dvdrw
Screen: BenQ G2412HD (24 inch)
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: Logitech Mouseman Optical (old but works great)
Speakers: Sony Reciver (not sure about output or what model it is. (15 Years old)and 2 Sonavox HPSS SE-743 4-Way speakers, 20+ years old ^^
OS: Win 7 64 bit

Joined: 10/14/2010
Posts: 262

Crossfire only works with cards of the same subseries as you can see in this chart:

So you can either buy another 4890 or two new 6870s, but as you say one 4890 is still very powerful so why upgrade if you don't need to?

Dieseldahl's picture
Joined: 11/20/2010
Posts: 3

Thanks for the reply, well i was thinking about replacing it.

Back in the day when i bought my 4890 it was the most powerful videocard made by Ati Radeon, and now its not :P guess ill wait for the 6900 series and Rodneys awesome reviews :D