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Yeah, I didn't realize that any board with two PCI-E slots supported CFX. So it seems like there will be slightly more expensive boards with both SLI and CFX and cheaper boards with only CFX.
post #112 of 117
The ability to run SLI or Crossfire is not in the chipset, it is purely a matter of licensing. Some 900-series boards will be licensed for SLI, but technically, it would run just as well on a 800- or 700-series board. Likewise with Intel, X48 could run SLI just as well as X58, it just wasn't licensed to, probably because NVidia had their own 775-chipsets.

As long as a board has 2 pci-e x16 sots, it can run crossfire and sli, should it be allowed by the driver. This is what the sli-patch takes advantage of.
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Originally Posted by ZTempo View Post
The ability to run SLI or Crossfire is not in the chipset, it is purely a matter of licensing.
Sort of. It has to be a chipset that the driver detects as supported -- the only way to get SLI support is to pay nVidia the licensing fee.
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Sort of. It has to be a chipset that the driver detects as supported -- the only way to get SLI support is to pay nVidia the licensing fee.
Or to use the hack that's available, I assume you didn't know about that.

What's shocking is how so many here are willing to pay lots more for things that should not be locked out, then wonder why everyone's getting screwed by manufacturers.
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Or to use the hack that's available, I assume you didn't know about that.

What's shocking is how so many here are willing to pay lots more for things that should not be locked out, then wonder why everyone's getting screwed by manufacturers.


Of course I know about the hack, but that's completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand about licensing.
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I cant wait for this, please AMD deliver with bulldozer, please!
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I guess this applies to the new chipset? I thought old AM2+ boards had SLi I know my XFX 750a has SLi on it.
     
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