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Old 02-26-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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is it possible to use an ATi video card in a motherboard that uses an nForce chipset?
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

Yes. The only thing you can't do it CrossFire them, because the MB uses the nForce 4 SLI chipset, and the ATI cards need the Xpress 200 chipset.
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

okay. thanks. cuz im thinking of buying a board that supports sli, so when i get rid of my ati card, i can sli some nvidias

oh, also. how fast does crossfire go? like does it use full bandwidth?
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

SLI now has True x16, which makes both cards run at Full PCI-Exprees x16 speeds, as oppossed to one card being x16 and the other at x8. However! ATI has way more options when you link both GPUs together. Such a mode would be SuperTiling, in which each card processes a certain area of the screen, or Super Anti-aliasing, Alternate Frame Rendering, Scissor, and another mode I believe. When it comes to dual-GPUs, ATI is king.
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

Just look at my rig, ATI X800 graphics card and a nvidia nforce 4 ultra mobo. Works very well.
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

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SLI now has True x16, which makes both cards run at Full PCI-Exprees x16 speeds, as oppossed to one card being x16 and the other at x8. However! ATI has way more options when you link both GPUs together. Such a mode would be SuperTiling, in which each card processes a certain area of the screen, or Super Anti-aliasing, Alternate Frame Rendering, Scissor, and another mode I believe. When it comes to dual-GPUs, ATI is king.
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

Not to mention, some ATI video cards have integrated CrossFire support in them. Meaning you don't have to buy the Master Card. Or at least that's what I was gathering from reading an hours worth of articles and reviews.
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

ya im read ur crossfire thread. and im liking what im hearing about crossfire. but when im browsing newegg, what do i look for to know which cards have integrated cfire support
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Default Re: ATi video card in a nForce motherboard

Well, here's a link to the X1600PRO that I'm definetly goign to be purchasing! Just take a look at the box of the product, it will tell you everything.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102653
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this one's cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121555

nvm. i see why the price is different. the mem speed is way different.
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