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Old 07-04-2015, 07:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I've bought a Asus Geforce GTX 980 Strix, and I'm thinking about buying a MSI Radeon R9 390X. Now my question is: Can they work together with a Crossfire bridge? My Mobo is a ASrock pro4 z77.

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Hey all. I've bought a Asus Geforce GTX 980 Strix, and I'm thinking about buying a MSI Radeon R9 390X. Now my question is: Can they work together with a Crossfire bridge? My Mobo is a ASrock pro4 z77.

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Ummmmm that is like asking if AMD cpu would work on intel motherbaord, so nope.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ummmmm that is like asking if AMD cpu would work on intel motherbaord, so nope.
But I have just heard and seen, that Radeon and Geforce GPU's can work together; so I'm just a bit confused...
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But I have just heard and seen, that Radeon and Geforce GPU's can work together; so I'm just a bit confused...
Yes/No

You can run an AMD and a Nvidia in the same computer, but not xfired or sli'd.
You need to have the same chipset to do that, even a 970 and 980 won't work together.
However, an Asus and msi 980 can sli.
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Ummmmm that is like asking if AMD cpu would work on intel motherbaord, so nope.
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Yes/No

You can run an AMD and a Nvidia in the same computer, but not xfired or sli'd.
You need to have the same chipset to do that, even a 970 and 980 won't work together.
However, an Asus and msi 980 can sli.

Theres just one thing I don't understand, because this guy explains the SLI and Crossfire thingy. And He says that "They only require the same GPU architecture"?

Link: The Difference Between NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire
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But I have just heard and seen, that Radeon and Geforce GPU's can work together; so I'm just a bit confused...
Actually it takes a bit of work to even do that because the drivers don't play nice with each other.
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Theres just one thing I don't understand, because this guy explains the SLI and Crossfire thingy. And He says that "They only require the same GPU architecture"?

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yes, exactly, the same architecture means that they have the same chip in them. Obviously, AMD and NVidia are not the same chip, so they won't work.
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yes, exactly, the same architecture means that they have the same chip in them. Obviously, AMD and NVidia are not the same chip, so they won't work.

Ohh, okay. Thanks for your help!
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And by architecture and chip, they literally mean the same one. A 980 will SLI with another 980, but not a 970 or even a 980ti.
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And by architecture and chip, they literally mean the same one. A 980 will SLI with another 980, but not a 970 or even a 980ti.
But doesn't AMD have some weird xfire thing that allows odd mixes?
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