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Old 01-25-2009, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Sappire radeon hd 4830's crossfire?

I just built my first pc about 2 weeks ago with a gigabyte ga ud3p mobo , a c2d e8400 , and a sapphire radeon hd 4830. I was planning on getting another 4830 , but now I realize I have a few questions. #1. What can I expect as far as performance gains? #2. Is there any point having 2 4830's when I am using (1) 19"
monitor @ 1280/1024? #3. 4830's don't come with the crossfire bridge. Sapphire says they are optional. Do the bridges increase the performance as opposed to using no bridge? #4. Anyone know where to get them/what kind?
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#1 Performance games are like from 30FPS no AA to 60FPS Max AA (In some games)
Most games you get like a 15~20FPS boost while being able to boost AA.

#2 There is no point crossfiring ANY card on a 19" monitor.
#3 Crossfire can only be activated with a crossfire bridge connecting the two cards.

So you have to options.

#1 Don't bother getting a second card
#2 Get the card and order a crossfire bridge when or if you do.
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What kind of crossfire bridge should I use?
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there's only one kind.
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR CrossFire Bridge Interconnect Cable Model 109-A91830-00B - Video Card Accessories
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