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CrossfireX a Firepro Card and a Radeon HD card?

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There was a recent thread that asked why Firepro cards and Quadro cards are so expensive but offers lower performance (gaming wise) compared to the Radeon HD and GTX cards.

out of curiosity i thought;

Why not get Firepro v9800 and a HD 7970 and crossfire them? or get a Quadro 6000 SLI'd with a GTX 680?

I mean that would great since you get the visual quality a gaming gpu can deliver with awesome computational prowess that a workstation card can offer?

has anyone done this yet? if so how?

Just asked out of curiosity.. thanks for the replies!
 
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for my opinion is a fact first of all chipset and second drivers
 
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yeah but people can make custom drivers and such, plus with the tech today it might be possible. though the downside is that it'll be so expensive
 
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if you have enough power you can make rendering with a normal gaming gpu but its not optimaized ,about the tecnology mmmmmmmm its possible but first need benefit for become true ,a guy here on tpu have 2 hd 6990 in crossfire and use it for rendering not only for game ,try a crossfire or a sli with a different chipset dont work but with the same chipset need to try but is worth it?
 
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Well the chipsets are the same. It's the drivers that make the difference ;)
well if the chipset is the same lets try xd
 
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Well you would have to use regular Catalysts to get X-fire. So at best the Firepro would just be ID'd as a 7970 so waste of a MUCH more expensive card with zero benefit.