Complete List Of AMD CrossFire GPU Combinations

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jan 5, 2014 9:00 AM

Knowing what goes with what when it comes to AMD CrossFire configurations can be a bit of a headache, so we've compiled a list of CrossFire compatible graphics cards and which other GPUs they can CrossFire with. 

The advent of the new AMD Radeon R9 and R7 ranges of cards has thrown a new spanner into the mix as the naming system changes, but this should help clarify exactly what graphics cards you'll be able to CrossFire with your current AMD setup....

Of course it's important to remember that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so while cards like the Radeon HD 7970 and Radeon HD 7950 can in theory CrossFire, the 7970 will have to take a significant performance hit to run alongside the 7950.

 

R9 and R7 Series

AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 290X.

AMD Radeon R9 290 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 290.

AMD Radeon R9 280X CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 280X and AMD Radeon HD 7970.

AMD Radeon R9 270X CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 270X, AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD Radeon 7850.

AMD Radeon R9 270 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 270.

AMD Radeon R7 260X CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R7 260X and AMD Radeon HD 7790.

AMD Radeon R7 260 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R7 260.

AMD Radeon R7 250 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R7 250. 

AMD Radeon R7 240 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R7 240.

 

Radeon HD 7xxx Series

AMD Radeon HD 7990 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 7990.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 280X, AMD Radeon HD 7970 and AMD Radeon HD 7950.

AMD Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 280X, AMD Radeon HD 7970 and AMD Radeon HD 7950.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 280AMD Radeon HD 7970, AMD HD Radeon 7950 and AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 270X, AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD Radeon HD 7850.

AMD Radeon HD 7850 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 270X, AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD Radeon HD 7850.

AMD Radeon HD 7790 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R7 260XAMD Radeon R7 260 and AMD Radeon HD 7790.

AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 7770 and AMD Radeon HD 7750.

AMD Radeon HD 7750 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 7770 and AMD Radeon HD 7750 (External bridge not required to enable AMD CrossFire Technology with the AMD Radeon HD 7750).

 

Radeon HD 6xxx Series

AMD Radeon HD 6990 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6990, AMD Radeon HD 6970 and AMD Radeon HD 6950.

AMD Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6990, AMD Radeon HD 6970 and AMD Radeon HD 6950.

AMD Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6990, AMD Radeon HD 6970 and AMD Radeon HD 6950.

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850.

AMD Radeon HD 6850 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850.

AMD Radeon HD 6790 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6790.

AMD Radeon HD 6770 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6770, AMD Radeon HD 6750, AMD Radeon HD 5770 and AMD Radeon HD 5750.

AMD Radeon HD 6750 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 6770, AMD Radeon HD 6750, AMD Radeon HD 5770 and AMD Radeon HD 5750 (External bridge not required to enable AMD CrossFire Technology with the AMD Radeon HD 5750).

 

Radeon HD 5xxx Series

AMD Radeon HD 5970 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5970, AMD Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 5850 and AMD Radeon HD 5770.

AMD Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5970, AMD Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 5850 and AMD Radeon HD 5770.

AMD Radeon HD 5850 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5970, AMD Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 5850 and AMD Radeon HD 5770.

AMD Radeon HD 5830 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5970, AMD Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 5850 and AMD Radeon HD 5770.

AMD Radeon HD 5770 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5770 and AMD Radeon HD 5750.

AMD Radeon HD 5750 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon HD 5770 and AMD Radeon HD 5750 (External bridge not required to enable AMD CrossFire Technology with the AMD Radeon HD 5750).

Be sure to let us know if there's any we've missed out and we'll be sure to add them in!

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22:22 Jan-06-2014

So would it be better to buy an R9 270X and crossfire with my 7850 (now), or wait another year and just buy an R9 290X or something around that range?

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23:39 Jan-06-2014

Wait and buy 290x

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07:04 Jan-07-2014

If you're not running into any problems in terms of performance just wait as long as you can, it's always the best option :)

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07:28 Jan-07-2014

290x will be awesome..:D

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14:52 Jan-07-2014

No need to upgrade any time soon imo, so i'll vote for wait 'till next year

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07:04 Jan-10-2014

if you can manage go for 280x X2 just so you dont have to bother with the heat hassle if thats something you find hard

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02:36 Jan-11-2014

I'll probably wait then and buy a high end card in a year or so. I haven't run into any real issues performance wise with my 7850, but if I start to should I go for a 290x or 2x280x?(both options will cost about the same)

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07:59 Jan-11-2014

if you can wait, r9 390

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10:46 Jan-06-2014

How much performance can obtain with hd 7850+r7 270 x???

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10:57 Jan-06-2014

about +40%

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07:29 Jan-07-2014

It depends on the game in games like Crysis 3 Battlefied 3 Sleeping Dogs u may even see 80%+ performance which is almost double the frame-rates..

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05:58 Jan-06-2014

I want to know about my 7870 XT :(

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06:26 Jan-06-2014

you can cf it with a 270x

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07:34 Jan-06-2014

Nope, a 270X is something like a 7870 so that won't work.
You can CF it with a 7950, 7970, 280 and 280X

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01:35 Jan-06-2014

I am thrilled you can crossfire the 7870 with the R9 270, I decided to go with the 7870 not long ago and I am delighted with it but knowing I can crossfire it with a R9 270 is certainly something to look at for the future.

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22:33 Jan-05-2014

Thanks! I got a question: can't you match 7990 and another 7970, like running 3x7970s?

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23:59 Jan-05-2014

You can

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00:19 Jan-06-2014

but might have terrible scaling and probably wouldnt run like 3x7970's cause of clocks having to be a little lower and few little things but would work like a charm :D

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01:01 Jan-06-2014

Thanks, now another tricky one. Can you possibly crossfire 7990 with 7950? Or my question would be like: can you crossfire 2x7970 with 7950

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01:49 Jan-06-2014

tbh im not to sure how the amd cfx works, but i should asume so but the performace increase (if any) would be very little, so little it would be a waste of money

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05:35 Jan-06-2014

it works but it will act like 3x 7950 performance wise.

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10:01 Jan-06-2014

so pretty pointless then :) i had the idea to SLI my GTX690 with a GTX680 (690=2x680) so i would basically have GTX680 TRI-SLI but the performance increase would be very little and pointless and a waste of money :)

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12:31 Jan-07-2014

thanks a lot guys, i was asking for informative reasons

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13:43 Jan-07-2014

its cool, its what were all here for :)

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13:45 Jan-07-2014

He's crypto miner :D

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17:50 Jan-05-2014

YAAAY!!! nice to kbnow I can use the newer and cheaper GPUs if I ever want to crossfire

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17:26 Jan-05-2014

R9 270 has same core configuration like 7870 so they both should be able to CF.

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15:07 Jan-05-2014

280x will be my upgrade then :)

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15:10 Jan-05-2014

why?You won't feel any major performance boost.280X is equal to 7970 which is like 10% than yours.I suggest you upgrade to 290,290x or 780,780ti

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15:11 Jan-05-2014

You can CF 7950 and 280x

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16:06 Jan-05-2014

thats why I chose it, I won't upgrade for another 3 years, so don't worry :)

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16:23 Jan-05-2014

Probs will do in a few years

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15:25 Jan-05-2014

yeah if you buy a 280x, use it for crossfire (if your mobo and psu can handle it) or buy a 780ti if you want a real upgrade in single gpu things

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16:07 Jan-05-2014

650W PSU and in Xfire, 2 lots of 8x PCI-E 3gen lanes, I will be ok :)

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16:11 Jan-05-2014

your psu has to be good quality to handle this. coincidentally i have a very similar setup with a 650w seasonic manufactured xfx psu and i really managed to overload it once already (heavily overclocked but psus are only getting worse over time ^^)

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16:13 Jan-05-2014

http://www.game-debate.com/psu/index.php?ps_id=784&psu=EVGA%20SuperNOVA%20NEX650G
Thats mine. I have been told that it is fine, minimal or no OC of course

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16:23 Jan-05-2014

you could run into issues when using this for crossfire since it's actually a fsp psu (just like the aurum series) those have suboptimal voltage regulation and crossload capacity. but if you leave your system on stock, it should be ok.

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16:27 Jan-05-2014

Kl, thanks +1

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16:52 Jan-05-2014

sorry I didnt understand your comment.I thought that you will sell your 7950 and buy 280x because you wrote that 280x is your upgrade.You'll have a beast rig with 7950 and 280x crossfire

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16:58 Jan-05-2014

Sorry, yeh, my bad, not much point of that upgrade. Was realistically thinking that 290x will be affordable in 3 years

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17:08 Jan-05-2014

I don't think it'll be available anymore then ;)
You'll see in 3 years, no need to think about it already.

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17:10 Jan-05-2014

haha true, i suppose

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13:33 Jan-05-2014

I didn't know all this D:

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12:10 Jan-05-2014

i dont know if i should crossfire my card in future or buy a new one,but it would be definetely cooler if i crosfire

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12:13 Jan-05-2014

i guess your fine until the next gen comes out and then there would be no point in cf anymore. alone the power cost...

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13:47 Jan-05-2014

I don't reccomend adding a second hd7990.
Since the hd7990 is already 2x 7970 in CF, a second means your gonna have 4way CF.
3 and 4 way CF have horrible scaling

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15:17 Jan-05-2014

+1
Here's an example.

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16:16 Jan-05-2014

thanks,i'll just buy a new dual gpu next year ;)

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11:44 Jan-05-2014

according to GD a standard 7970 is only 5% better than my 7950. so would the 7970 take a performance hit that big? if i am ever going to Crossfire it would be with a 7950 for sure but just asking.

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11:48 Jan-05-2014

no it wouldnt be dramatic.

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11:07 Jan-05-2014

What would be better for me ? To buy a new card or to crossfire this one I have ?

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11:10 Jan-05-2014

Buy a new card

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11:15 Jan-05-2014

yes, buy a new one.

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11:37 Jan-05-2014

Thank you . Thumbs up

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11:43 Jan-05-2014

So what GFX are you going to buy?

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11:46 Jan-05-2014

buy the HD 7770, , its gonna go well with you, or something like a GTX 660

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11:54 Jan-05-2014

7770 isnt a big upgrade but for his res it would do very well.He could probably max every game or atleast play on high settings but if is going to buy 1080p monitor in the future then 7870 or 270/270X would be better

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13:22 Jan-05-2014

yeah your right. . but his pretty low on cash so lets just let him do the rest. . . btw I just sold this rig of mine. . an I'm planing to build a new rig with an AMD FX 8320 and a Palit GTX 760 Jetstream. . Isn't it a big problem? hehehe

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13:56 Jan-05-2014

Nice.Fx 8320 will work great with GTX 760

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14:06 Jan-05-2014

I knew its gonna be great. . even without PCI-E 3.0 . . . it a good thing I sold this old rig of mine. .

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19:24 Jan-05-2014

Wow guys ... So many replies ... Firstly I want to upgrade my GFX to an Nvidia one . GTX 650 ti boost 192 bit 2 gb or a GTX 660 . Then I want to upgrade my CPU to an AMD FX 6300 or something like that . 8 gb ram is ok I suppose and if I will buy a new monitor , I will buy it as an final point of my upgrade .

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01:19 Jan-06-2014

sergiu. I would not recommend going for the GTX 650 Ti Boost. It may be more powerful than an R7 260x but it loses to the R9 270 which is about the same price. If you want the best performance for your money go for the MSI Gaming R9 270. It can run Battlefield 4 Ultra 1080p with 40FPS.

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22:22 Jan-06-2014

Limp , thank you for the advice , but I couldn't find that MSI R9 270 :/ . I guess the Gigabyte is ok as well but I wanted a Nvidia GFX for the physx option . Does it worth it ? If i can't buy a 660 I think I will go for that AMD card .

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10:21 Jan-05-2014

see i find this pointless, cause if i was gonna CFX or SLI id get 2 of the exact cards, and they'd be high end, like mine or Titan or R9 290X, cause id want matching cards, looks more professional and better :)

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10:41 Jan-05-2014

and so the list is pointles because you don't need it? i recently had to replace one of my hd 7950s and was glad to know that you can cf them with the 280x because the 7 series is almost completely sold out in germany.

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10:47 Jan-05-2014

no, its not pointless to (say yourself) or others, but i find it pointless to myself, cause im fussy and if i was to CFX or SLI id have 2 cards the same, if 1 was to simply die id replace that 1 card, if i couldnt get another id replace both, even if i was to say get another GTX690 id have to get another Asus version, its just me, im fussy.....

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09:45 Jan-05-2014

Wait.In the R7/R9 list it says that R9 270 is compatible only with itself but below in 7000 series it says that 7870ghz is compatible with 270.What is true exactly?

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10:01 Jan-05-2014

It means that crossfire works only if the 7870 is the first card

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10:59 Jan-05-2014

That doesnt make sense.You could just remove 270 if you have it,put 7870 and then put 270 again.

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13:41 Jan-05-2014

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 270X...
AMD Radeon HD 7850 CrossFire compatible with AMD Radeon R9 270X...
I see X

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13:58 Jan-05-2014

I swear that few hours ago when I posted my comment R9 270 was listed there

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09:44 Jan-05-2014

Thanks for the list man!

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09:23 Jan-05-2014

very useful and unique list. i just recently searched for this and couldnt find a complete and up to date list. thanks!

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09:17 Jan-05-2014

Hd7990 should crossfire with 7970GE/280x as well in a trifire setup.

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09:14 Jan-05-2014

The 290 and 290X can't crossfire? Are you sure about that?

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09:09 Jan-05-2014

My card is missing, it's Radeon HD 7870 XT ;) People said my card can CFX with HD 7950 and HD 7970

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09:13 Jan-05-2014

That's correct :)

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09:23 Jan-05-2014

Well you wouldn't exactly use the 7970 as your second card :D

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09:24 Jan-05-2014

It would be cool though :P

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09:34 Jan-05-2014

Lol, I'll sell this card if I get 7970 :D

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02:26 Aug-13-2014

To crossfire the card need to have same memory or can be 2gb and 1gb?

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09:52 Aug-13-2014

Yes you can CFX a 1GB and 2GB card, but you'll just get a 1GB total VRAM

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