Any benefits to mixing memory in crossfire?

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  1. Terminatus

    Terminatus New Member

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    Hi all, I am finally going to be setting myself up with a crossfire system. I have most of the hardware I will be using as I am just upgrading my current box. Currently I have a HIS HD4850 512mb and I have my sights set on a second HD4850.

    My question is, if I were to get a HD4850 with 1Gb RAM for my new card, would there be any noticable benefit over getting a second HD4850 with only 512mb considering I already have a 512mb card and the 1Gb cards are around $40-50 more expensive? Or would it just operate at the capabilities of a 512mb card?

    Any input is appreciated, cheers!
     
  2. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

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    Nope, from what i know the setup will only be as good as the smalest memory size. So if you have one 512mb and one 1GB, the 1GB will act like a 512mb card when in crossfire.
     
  3. snappy1

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    +1 for no, buy the 512 and save the money, no benefit at all
     
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    awesome, thanks for the info!
     

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