will r580 crossfire run r520 crossfire cards?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Cartoon Corpse, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Cartoon Corpse

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    im trying to decide. how to mitigate my gpu cost (new machine in a month or 2 im thinking) against going with dx10 down the road...in a year maybe (or whenever games want it)

    maybe get crossfire r580 and just run 1 card..512M maybe.

    thinking maybe r520's will sharply drop in price if r580 smokes em good.
     
  2. suryad

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    I would wait for a bit more considering that with the R580 maybe the games will be more CPU limited...and invest in a nice new Socket AM2 processor from AMD as well.
     
  3. Cartoon Corpse

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    thanks for the tip. ddr2 support, 940 pin fx-62 sounds like a reason to wait (Q2 06)....and perhaps BTX form factor by then i read.

    is AMD pretty prompt about release schedules?

    if i don't want to get immediately hamstrung mboard/cpu wise like i did with my last box.

    sheesh it seems almost im always waiting a few months more. suppose i need to in this case though.
     
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