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Old 17-11-08, 11:43 PM
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Running Crossfire

I want to run a crossfire setup but im quite new to more than 1 gfx card. I have a Gigabyte M750SLi-DS4 mobo which supports SLI however, what are the chances of it working in Crossfire instead. I read on ATi's site that it is recommended to use a supported board, so does that mean i could crossfire instead?

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Old 18-11-08, 03:54 AM
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You can't run 2 ATI cards in crossfire on an SLI board (IIRC, there was some experimental driver that let you do that for one particular SLI chipset...but it didn't work as well)

For your mobo, if you want the run a multi-gpu setup you'll have to get 2 Nvidia based cards
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Old 18-11-08, 06:04 AM
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Ok well thanks for clearing that up

Also can anyone recommend a good nVidia card as i've always gone with ATi before now. I have a budget af about £150

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Old 18-11-08, 02:25 PM
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depends on what you have at the moment

but a 9800gtx is a good bet
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Old 18-11-08, 02:43 PM
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Atm i have a ATi HD 4670 1024MB GDDR3 and looking for a upgrade on that. Tbh i dont think it will be for a while anyway. Or not untill nvidia drop their prices....
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Old 22-11-08, 08:01 AM
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9800gtx from nvidia or 4850 from ati, if you are going single card at around 150~ it doesnt matter
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Old 22-11-08, 11:03 AM
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Is the 9800gtx SLi ready? And thanks
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Old 22-11-08, 12:21 PM
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Is the 9800gtx SLi ready? And thanks
You made me lol there.

Of course!
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Old 22-11-08, 02:35 PM
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that said though, why not get a good 300~ card instead of 2 150~ cards? i mean, what does a GTX260 cost? or do you not have that money and a buying one now one later kind of thing?
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Old 22-11-08, 06:33 PM
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2*8450 is about the same value as a 300 pound card, and gives way better performance in most games

GTX260 certainly has its arse kicked by a '50 crossfire setup. If your motherboard support it and you have the budget, I'd go for that.
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