Topic Title: A few questions regarding Crossfire
Topic Summary: Bridges and Rebrands
Created On: 03/21/2014 07:18 PM
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 03/21/2014 07:18 PM
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WilhelmPrice
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Since 7770 and 7750 crossfire is possible, I was wondering if that's also possible since R7 250X is just a rebranded 7770. As well as 7770 and R7 250X

Additionally, I'm a bit confused, there are some 7770 and R7 250X with bridge connectors and some without, all of which are advertised to support crossfire, some of these acknowledge no need of a bridge but say "they use the PCI-E 3.0 lanes" so would that also mean I need PCI-E 3.0 for bridgeless crossfire? But the main question is that do I really need bridge or not? Kinda confusing

 



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 03/21/2014 07:28 PM
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You shouldn't even think about Crossfire on those mainstream cards, as there are single cards with more power available for not much more than you would spend on a 7770.

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 03/21/2014 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion You shouldn't even think about Crossfire on those mainstream cards, as there are single cards with more power available for not much more than you would spend on a 7770.

Yeah but I'm not much of a rich student right now, so I plan to upgrade in the 'just-right' way, the plan was to get a 7770/R7 250X then later just give it a CF partner if I wanted to further give it more juice



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 03/21/2014 10:55 PM
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Instead of selling the 7770 and buying a 270X?

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 03/22/2014 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Instead of selling the 7770 and buying a 270X?

Welp that mostly depends, if Im still studying right then, I kind of also see really busy schoolyears, gaming wont mean much anymore, so spending less and saving more is more important that spending (even a bit more) for more 



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 03/22/2014 11:32 AM
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So why even think about upgrading your computer?

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