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R9 280X in crossfire sli

I have an xfx r9 280x and a power cooler r9 280x and I wanted to both put them into my system, I have one cross fire ribbon, but do I even need it? Can I just put the graphics cards in and plug each one into a different monitor?

Thanks in advance
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  1. What are you trying to do? Crossfire won't allow you to use the second card for a second monitor, the second monitor will still need to be plugged into the primary gpu.

    If you want to crossfire please confirm full pc spec including make and model of PSU and motherboard.

    I think with the 2xx series cards you need to use the ribbon but I'm not totally sure.
  2. sizzling said:
    What are you trying to do? Crossfire won't allow you to use the second card for a second monitor, the second monitor will still need to be plugged into the primary gpu.

    If you want to crossfire please confirm full pc spec including make and model of PSU and motherboard.

    I think with the 2xx series cards you need to use the ribbon but I'm not totally sure.


    ohh okay sorry I thought you could have it so there's one gpu per monitor

    I'm trying to have it so I have the 2 gpu's running in my system in crossfire.

    i5 4670k
    16gb ram
    gigabyte Z87 D3HP mobo
    RM1000X corsair psu
    r9 280X
  3. Best answer
    I'd drop the second card in, add the ribbon and give it a go. You may have to uninstall and reinstall your gpu driver.
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