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Old 05-31-2005, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default ATI's awnser to SLI

ATI fans, this is what you've been waiting for...

ATI's CrossFire a.k.a ATI's "SLI"

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2432&p=1

Note: Not everything has been confirmed yet (as Anandtech states in some of their articles about CrossFire).
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Old 05-31-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
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ATI should focus on the largest market.. the mid-range market. It seems they don't want to.
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Old 05-31-2005, 04:33 AM   #3
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I don't know about you , alvino...but this kind of seems that ATI is trying to set up a proprietary system with the use of 2pcix slots in the use of their new card here. To force an upgrade to a board and a card both is bad enough but the unavailability to be also used with an Nvidia card kind of throws the game in a different direction.
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PCIx??? Why would they use PCIx? With the advent of PCIe, I think PCIx is pretty dead.
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I think he ment PCI-E.
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so should i wait for that new thing or just sli right now?
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I really don't think either is worth it. Why need SLI? It isn't that stable.
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The stability isn't that much of a problem anymore, nVIDIA has worked hard to perfect the technology.
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really? hmmm... but wont it get better in the future? or should i just get a nice 6800 ultra? or wait for the 6950? when's that coming out anyway? wont sli last me a while? or what?
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But why do you really need it? One 6800 GT or ultra is just fine.. you don't need a second card...

If you really have the cash, wait for the 7800 GTX I believe it is called.

No game really takes advantage of sli.
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The 7800 GTX will be in SLI.
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I think you should stick with SLI for now and wait awhile and see where they are going with this. It sounds like a great technology and everything, but if you are already set with SLI, just stay with that for awhile.
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I say wait for the 7800 GTX. Afterall it comes out on June 21st I believe. Why do you need two graphics card? That's just gets expensive and the performance difference isn't great enough... in games for one.. they don't take advantage of SLI.
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Yeah, the downside of SLI is that some games won't be any better when it comes to visuals because they aren't completely tuned for SLI.
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Well I've seen even in games that do feel performance increases, is that the improvement isn't really worth it considering the additional cost. I would think if you were like a graphic designer or something along those lines SLI may be worth it. How much does a 6800 Ultra go these days anyways?
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i think like $500
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well I don't know about you.. but i don't want to be spending a $1,000 on graphics card...
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Yeah, waiting for the G70 series or the R520 series will payoff even more.
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is that for nvidia? when will it come out? should i wait for that?
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