- Radeons in crossfire, straight out of 2010
Ah yes, when there were so many video cards, you could have two. Sometimes they would even be on sale.ID: hklgfm4
Back in 2014/15 I almost bought a second 290x to crossfire with the one I had because the prices were coming down in advance of the 300 series. Kinda wish I'd have followed through with that.ID: hkmjqka
Be grateful you didnt, crossfire microstutter is unplayable. My buddy brought his 290 to my place to xfire 6 years ago and the stutter negated any of the benefit.ID: hkotdj5
i ran that exact build for a while. 8320 and 2 r9 290xs it took some tinkering to make work but when it worked it was great. crossfire scared normies off because it wasnt set it and forget but when you got it to work it was rx vega performance in 2013.
HD5870 and HD5850 in crossfire, with an i7 920. if I remember correctly it was the first generation where you could mismatch cards in crossfire? Loved that build.ID: hkl455y
Had that same 5870 GPU Blower style, never did the same mistake, what a turbine!!!ID: hklswaq
Those 5500rpm like nothing! I still have my 5850,. I would love to get a 5870 and pair it with my xeon 1366 (x58) and just have it there showing.. The top of PC gaming 10 years agoID: hkl5ys2
Lovely build. Noisy, hot but nostalgic.ID: hkljjd8
HD5850, my first ever build with my own money (ignore the cooler please)ID: hkltyvz
why the thermaltake spinq coolers were cool.ID: hkl5984
im currently using a 5850 lol, trying to upgrade but its a tough time to do thatID: hklrtf7
I remember holding off the trigger on a similar build as my e8400 oc'd to 4.4ghz on air and crossfired 4850s were still kickingID: hklrznl
You coul missmatch the 4000 series. Can't recall about 3000 and since those were similar, I would not be surprised. But I think 4000 was the firstID: hkm6zce
Yeah I mismatched on the HD 48xx quite often.ID: hkmrut7
Nice. I had a Sapphire 5850 with a 17-920 as wellID: hkmrwus
Makes me moist.ID: hkncfjr
Nope you could mismatch before this.
I used to have 2x X1900XTX cards in crossfire. This was when they used the external dongle and not the internal bridge. You could crossfire an X1900 with an X1800 for example.ID: hkn60xc
You could mismatch back in the HD 3000 Series.
I had a 3870x2 CFX with a 3850 back back in 2008/2009
That CPU cooler thoughID: hkl3eg4
It was an epic pain in my ass, that was for sure.ID: hkl45bk
Oh this takes me back. I had a couple of 7970s in crossfire. Water cooled too.
That shit ran hot!ID: hklk9xm
Had that too, they killed my corsair 750 watt psu. Both cards where flashed with ghz bios and ran 1030mhz 24/7. My only problem was with dying light. Cf caused flickering.ID: hklrbhg
Yup flashed mine too to GHz. My power supply lived thankfully but my electricity bill was insane.
You know it's a particularly old Crossfire build when it still needs a bridge.ID: hkls7a9
Shit. I remember when you had to have the external Y connector for Crossfire.ID: hknfzd2
That only ended with the 290x. The best and really worthwhile last gen for crossfire.ID: hkp9kek
Not quite. It went through to the rebadging, as seen in my flair, and they had a legitimate, albeit desperate, point when they used Crossfired 480s to beat a GTX 1080. On top of that, Fury X's in Crossfire absolutely crucified the celebrated 980ti and Titan X in SLI.
What really banished it to the shadow realm was DX12. With it shifting much of the onus for multi-GPU onto developers we soon saw how much of that Crossfire/SLI capability was down to AMD and Nvidia covering for shitty optimisation. Now we're seeing them seriously expect people to buy their games at release and sit on them for three years until a single chip fast enough to brute-force their questionable optimisation comes along. It's fucking heartbreaking.
Whenever I hear "crossfire" I instantly think back to this commercial from my youth.ID: hklg35b
I think back to this
Back when multi-GPU was the definition of enthusiast machine, corsair basically only made RAM, and there were holo stickers on the fans.
Remember that time where 850W could power a highend CPU + 2 highend GPU ?
Do you still use it, is it usable at all? HD 5850 was a good card, but I remember someone I know having one needing to hack his driver in order to play video games. They ceased driver support many years ago.ID: hkl9w4e
You can pretty much get the latest drivers for the 5000 series using the Nimez Driver Mod . They work very well according to people on here.ID: hkl7d9h
you can actually run the latest opengl windows games on low settings, you just need to use linux with the R600_debug=nir env variable and run games with wine
Oh boy the i had 2 of the Radeon XFX 6790. Truly terrible cards, Crossfire days will be missed though. 🙂
Wow... I'm your evil twin, here's my build from 2013 with a SLI of GTX 680s.
The last dual GPU build I had was a pair of 7900GTXs in SLI mated to a Core 2 Quad Q6600 OC'd to 3.2GHz, and also had two WD Raptors in RAID0. All to get the most of Battlefield 2!
Pretty sure you only need one crossover link.
Source: I ran a crossfire rig roughly a decade ago, and it worked great with a single crossover link. They’re spaced like that so you can run a triple-crossfire setup if you have the hardware for it.
Does it work with resolutions higher than 1080p? Because I had to get rid of my crossfire setup (2x 6970) because anything over 1080p would not render on the second card and the setup was useless.
Brings me back in time. Amazing
Had a guy selling some v10 for 25$ each locally almost picked one up kinda regret not to now. Would have looked real good without the shroud with some noctua swaps.
Currently have a pair of RX 580 8Gb cards in a CrossfireX config paired with a R9 3900X. Pain in the butt at times but love it when you can utilize mGPU supported games. Wish more games would support Sli and CrossfireX technologies but i get it that its a niche config option, Nice setup!
This screams 2010, I fucking love it.
I had nearly the same setup! 5850 and 5870 Mac versions, but worked fine in my pc for Diablo 3 and a little bitcoin mining back then. I also had to remove the metal plate from the 5870 to make it fit.
OH man... i remember this V10 cooler by coolermaster. Probably my first "high-end" CPU cooler.
Man this gave me flashbacks of my old rig with a v-10 and crossfire
You know, a part of me still misses when PCs didn't look like rave parties. Very nice sight
I still use a Radeon HD 6950
Its alright with cooling but the processor just overheats to 90 or 95 degrees Celsius
So I have to keep my case open :/
i had 5770's in crossfire then a single 6850, then 2x 7870ghz edition in crossfire then r9 290 then 2x r9 290 in crossfire then crossfire dies. 🙁 then 5700xt... ? ... profit