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Old 08-09-2005, 03:23 AM   #1
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Yeah, you read it right... ati's done it! It's called crossfire and it combines two cards (huh... haven't we seen that before?) but does the combining a little differently... check it...
http://news.softpedia.com/news/SLI-c...ire-2521.shtml
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1823214,00.asp
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24585
I can't wait to get my hands on that... lol. I wish... So what do you guys think? Will it pwn nvidia? or will it just sort of fade out like an extinguished fire? lol...
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:25 AM   #2
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It'll pwn Nvidia
The fact you can have 2 different ATI cards is great, if you can't quite afford two top specs you could get an x850xt and then an x800pro until you could.
Pwnage!
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, seriously, for nvidia you need two of the same card... now, for ati, you can have two different ones!
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Default Re: Ati's answer to SLI!

that all sounds chill and all, but i wanted to be able to use lower end cards from ati in sync. What i got from those articles is that say I already had an x800, or even an x850, I would have to buy a special version of those cards so use it. Is that right?
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Nope, I don't think so. any card should work.
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It has to be Crossfire ready. I think.
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You have to have a special CrossFire Edition card and a normal card. So you have have a X850 XT PE CrossFire Edition and a ordinary X850 XT PE. YOU can even create combinations, like a X850 XT PE and a X800 XT PE. So it's more flexible and unlike SLI, doesn't require you to have the same exact cards to run.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2477

2 X850 XT PE's in CrossFire are about 10 FPS slower in most games than 2 7800 GTX's in SLI. So, considering the price of a 7800 GTX, it's not actually worth it.
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I didnt see a an exact release date in any of those articles... Do they have a release date set yet?
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I'm going to be sticking with my SLI.


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