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guys,

OK i need your guy s's opinion on SLI or CrossFire set ups. ((PCIe))

Now in your opinion which one is better for the future ((DX10))
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Can't be said yet. DX10 cards are not out yet.

Also, whichever technology used will have no bearing on DX10. SLI and Crossfire are used to enhance performance, and whether the cards used are DX1 or DX5000 does not matter. Thus, which one will offer the better performance, depends on which individual DX10 card will be the better / faster card.

At the moment, with the latest technology cards, the X1950XTX is the fastest single GPU/single slot card, and only the dual GSU X1950GX2 edges it out. However, in Crossfire, a pair of X1950XTX's beat QUAD SLI (dual 7950GX2's) in many cases.

You'll have to wait and see.
    
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So what your saying is, There is no firm answer to SLI or Cross Fire being DX10 compatible as of yet?

Also as of right now, You think that Cross Fire is faster than SLI?
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I am saying that obviously they will be DX10 compatible, since neither SLI nor Crossfire depends on the DX version ran. If the individual cards run DX10, then they can be Crossfired or SLI-ed.

Here are some benchies:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2013548,00.asp
  • 3DMark05: Crossfire X1950's at any resolution
  • Prey: QUAD SLI (Dual 7950GX2's) at any resolution; at high res with AA/AF, Crossfire X1950's is very close though
  • Half-Life2: Loast Coast: Crossfire X1950's, Crossfire X1900's, and SLI 7900GTX's are all close, except at highest resolution with AA/AF where Crossfire X1950's pulls away. QUAD SLI lags behind here.
  • Call of Duty 2: Crossfire X1950's at any resolution
  • F.E.A.R.: SLI 7900GTX's at low res, Crossfire X1950's at medium res, QUAD SLI at high res, Crossfire X1950's at high res with AA/AF

Thus, when you turn on the eyecandy (AA/AF), Crossfire X1950's pulls away

Here is more:
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ce/default.asp

And this I think is what really matters:
Quote:
As we mentioned on page 2, we excluded the Quad SLI config from most of our 4xAA testing simply because we already know that it underperforms in these situations against a GeForce 7900 GTX SLI rig, so of course it can’t hold an even halfway decent fight against a pair of Radeon X1950 XTX cards running in CrossFire mode. The GeForce 7950 GX2 is truly built to run in one environment – NVIDIA’s Super AA modes – and anyone who buys a Quad SLI rig to game at 4xAA/16xAF and/or low screen resolutions is simply wasting their time and money. Quake 4 and F.E.A.R. were the only apps we tested with today that run well at 4xAA, and as you saw on pages 6 and 7, the Quad SLI cards perform well there.
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Despite the strength of ATI’s compositing engine, four G71 GPUs running in sync with each other is too much for the Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire board to overcome, NVIDIA’s GeForce 7950 GX2 Quad SLI setup is the clear winner at 8xAA. But the tables quickly turn once you crank up the AA.

Once we turn up the AA levels to 14x for the ATI cards and 16x for the NVIDIA cards, the performance edge shifts dramatically in ATI’s favor.
Thus, who'se the winner? you tell me Depends on settings, etc, and what preferences you have.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
Can't be said yet. DX10 cards are not out yet.

Also, whichever technology used will have no bearing on DX10. SLI and Crossfire are used to enhance performance, and whether the cards used are DX1 or DX5000 does not matter. Thus, which one will offer the better performance, depends on which individual DX10 card will be the better / faster card.

At the moment, with the latest technology cards, the X1950XTX is the fastest single GPU/single slot card, and only the dual GSU X1950GX2 edges it out. However, in Crossfire, a pair of X1950XTX's beat QUAD Crossfire (dual X1950GX2's) in many cases.

You'll have to wait and see.
ATi got a x1950gx2?
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LOL no.. sorry... I just messed up. Fixed previous post.

That should have been:
However, in Crossfire, a pair of X1950XTX's beat QUAD SLI (dual 7950GX2's) in many cases

And if ATI is going to release a card and name it GX2, it's goign to be a lower end model. Generally, ATI used the nVidia style postfixes for their lower end cards in a range (like the X1900GT, while the X1900XT(X) is the more powerful card.)
    
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