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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by GJM0107, May 17, 2009.

  1. GJM0107

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    Heya guys,

    I have one simple yet hard to awnser question:
    What does Crossfire do for general performance? So not gaming because that's obvious ;)
     
  2. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    It does nothing for general performance. It only works during directx and opengl applications or when folding at home. Some GPU's do accelerate HD video's but crossfire wouldn't make a difference.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    uses twice as much power and creates twice as much heat.
    Also takes up twice as much space, assuming you used identical cards.
     
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    Surely it would use more than twice as much power and heat, cus IIRC, as load increases on a PSU so does heat, and the effeciency decreases. They are not linear changes either.

    The difference is probably not a lot, I'm just being picky. :p
     

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