ATI 3870 & 2600 with Crossfire - Is there a point?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AdamTro, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. AdamTro macrumors member

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    Noob Q here. I just got a new 2.8 MP which obviously came with a 2600 card. I bought a 3870 and have in installed where the 2600 was. Can I put the 2600 in the other 16x slot and use the crossfire cable between the two? What would be the pros/cons of this?

    I'm not a gamer, but edit a lot of HD video in FCP, use PS, AE, C4D, etc. Also want to be able to run XP in bootcamp for some Windows software.
     
  2. Arkillion macrumors newbie

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    You can't crossfire cards from different generations. These cards can not be crossfired at all under any operating system. Crossfire doesn't work in OS X.
     
  3. waiwai macrumors regular

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    this is true
     

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