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Old 11-26-2006, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question CrossFire help

Hi
I don't really know anything about CrossFire but I've come into possession of 2
'PowerColor ATI Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme SILENT Heatpipe 256MB GDDR3 VIVO HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) '
It says:
'Crossfire2 READY (Internal Crossfire Connection) - Just buy another X1950 Pro for Crossfire'
So I'm asuming that as long as my motherboard can have crossfire graphics cards thats all ok, right?
But it occurred to me that with 2 graphics cards, thats 2 connections, so basically my question is how can i plug in 2 cards into 1 monitor

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Old 11-26-2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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You only connect the monitor to 1 card
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll take your word for it.

But can I ask how and why that works?
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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Have a read of this
http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=404
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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Thanks!

the card shown in on that site was an X850XT, I've been doing some reading and apparently the X1950 PRO has some kind of internal thingymajigum that doesnt require some kind of 'Y' cable thing.
Sorry this isn't very clear but i'm really confused :P

I just watched this about the connectors: http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossf...worksdemo.html

I'm asuming for the time being that i need one of these cables, so if you know what it's called then plz plz plz tell me

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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I think it's called a Y-Dongle cable.. But I think what I was trying to say was that the X1950 PRO doesn't have Master and Slave card stlyes because of there internal thingy so they don't need the Y cable.

Hopefully i'm wrong because otherwise i'm still unsure how the cards connect to the monitor :P


why can't they make these things clearer
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:14 PM   #7
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http://www.thetechlounge.com/article...+PCIE+Preview/

And this one aswell heres a snippet "Unlike nVidia's solution, ATI uses two separate strips for full duplex communication and increased bandwidth. Setting CrossFire up was as easy as plugging the two cards in, connecting the PCB strips and plugging in the monitor. It doesn't even matter which card you plug the monitor in to!" so thats your question answered

http://www.trustedreviews.com/graphi...e-X1950-Pro/p2
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:13 PM   #8
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It uses an internal connector, so there is no need for a Crossfire Mastercard. So you can just go out buy two x1950 pros and connect them into Crossfire.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:14 PM   #9
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Thanks guys thats cleared that up.
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