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enzeo December 15, 2007 10:51 AM

crossfire Vs SLI
 
can a crossfire certified mobo run two SLI cards (SLI)?
is the title a mere marketing scheme or is there a programed/hardware support built into the respective board?

thanks in advance

enaberif December 15, 2007 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enzeo (Post 30454)
can a crossfire certified mobo run two SLI cards (SLI)?
is the title a mere marketing scheme or is there a programed/hardware support built into the respective board?

thanks in advance

no.

only nvidia boards can.

intel = crossfire

jurassic1024 December 15, 2007 01:35 PM

crossfire vs sli
 
right now Crossfire is far more efficient than SLi. avg about 70% over one card vs 60% on SLi.

PS. ATi chipsets will do Crossfire too. not just intels.

djnocide December 15, 2007 01:42 PM

Can you put nvidia card on a crossfire mobo and ATI card on a sli mobo? I'm kind of lost with those 2 words :blarg:.

BALISTX December 15, 2007 02:05 PM

You can run a single ATI card on a board that supports SLI and you can also run a single NVIDIA card on a motherboard that supports Crossfire.

Mysteryous December 19, 2007 09:29 PM

Ive heard talk that nVidia boards can chain 2 ATI cards together somehow, but ive yet to see any numbers.

Synth December 19, 2007 09:43 PM

I've seen a working SLI setup on a crossfire-ready P5B Deluxe (Intel P965 chipset) on XtremeSystems, but you need hacked drivers and lots of knowledge...

Sorry, useless post but I am always amazed at some people's resourcefulness and ingenuity :thumb:

BALISTX December 19, 2007 11:55 PM

In theory it should be plausable as the board does have and the technology uses 2 16x PCIE lanes, but again like Synth said you need to use hacked drivers and may even have to physically mod the motherboard as it is the northbridge that controls SLI or Crossfire.


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