Radeons in crossfire, straight out of 2010

1 : Anonymous2021/11/14 12:22 ID: qtoqdt
Radeons in crossfire, straight out of 2010
2 : Anonymous2021/11/14 13:40 ID: hkl4h4b

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.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/14 12:23 ID: hkkwgdy

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 ago

ID: 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 that

ID: 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 kicking

ID: 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 first

ID: hkm6zce

Yeah I mismatched on the HD 48xx quite often.

ID: hkmrut7

Nice. I had a Sapphire 5850 with a 17-920 as well

ID: 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

4 : Anonymous2021/11/14 13:07 ID: hkl0qhh

That CPU cooler though

ID: hkl3eg4

It was an epic pain in my ass, that was for sure.

ID: hkl45bk

Coolermaster v10?

5 : Anonymous2021/11/14 13:56 ID: hkl6b7m

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.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:19 ID: hkl907f

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.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:07 ID: hkl7nl9

Whenever I hear "crossfire" I instantly think back to this commercial from my youth.

ID: hklg35b

I think back to this

8 : Anonymous2021/11/14 15:07 ID: hklf2jb

Back when multi-GPU was the definition of enthusiast machine, corsair basically only made RAM, and there were holo stickers on the fans.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:47 ID: hklchjm

Remember that time where 850W could power a highend CPU + 2 highend GPU ?

10 : Anonymous2021/11/14 13:22 ID: hkl2em8

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

11 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:22 ID: hkl9ce7

Oh boy the i had 2 of the Radeon XFX 6790. Truly terrible cards, Crossfire days will be missed though. 🙂

12 : Anonymous2021/11/14 15:40 ID: hkljgor

Wow... I'm your evil twin, here's my build from 2013 with a SLI of GTX 680s.

13 : Anonymous2021/11/14 17:46 ID: hkm1d1l

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!

14 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:50 ID: hklcuhk

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.

15 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:41 ID: hklbnjj

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.

16 : Anonymous2021/11/14 16:46 ID: hklsljb

Brings me back in time. Amazing

17 : Anonymous2021/11/14 17:57 ID: hkm31a5

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.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/14 18:07 ID: hkm4ijp

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!

19 : Anonymous2021/11/14 21:43 ID: hkn308f

This screams 2010, I fucking love it.

20 : Anonymous2021/11/14 13:43 ID: hkl4qis

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.

21 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:02 ID: hkl70t0

OH man... i remember this V10 cooler by coolermaster. Probably my first "high-end" CPU cooler.

22 : Anonymous2021/11/14 14:43 ID: hklbxm4

Man this gave me flashbacks of my old rig with a v-10 and crossfire

23 : Anonymous2021/11/14 15:19 ID: hklgn0w

You know, a part of me still misses when PCs didn't look like rave parties. Very nice sight

24 : Anonymous2021/11/14 16:48 ID: hklsuiq

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 :/

25 : Anonymous2021/11/14 16:54 ID: hkltrrr

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


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