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where did you hear that?
Yes. you can use Different Modles atleast in one case i know off. You can use an X1650 with an X1600XT for CF.
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I wouldn't say SLI is better than Crossfire, or Crossfire is better than SLI. It all depends on the graphics cards. Btw that benchmark is skewed. The x850XTPE is better than the 6800 Ultra, so the CF setup should beat the SLI setup.
    
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where did you hear that?
http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/reviews.html

The MaximoPC review

And I've heard it on forums.
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I wouldn't say SLI is better than Crossfire, or Crossfire is better than SLI. It all depends on the graphics cards. Btw that benchmark is skewed. The x850XTPE is better than the 6800 Ultra, so the CF setup should beat the SLI setup.
Its percentage increase with Crossfire compared to SLI
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Dang missed that (5AM here), ok, but they don't show the other half of the data, aka, where Nvidia topped ATI in the benchmarks (since it's odviously an ATI advertisement).

Anyways, to OP, I really liked my x850 CF setup, it put out some killer preformance over my single card setup (had an x800GTO and a x850 CF card). I will consiter CF in the future, if the price is right.
    
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post #16 of 31
SLI is better, if you want almost any of use here can lay down a plethera of proof.
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post #17 of 31
I keep hearing that SLI is better with no proof being put up. Don't talk about it, do it.

I think that CF is marginally better performance than SLI and far more flexible (different speed cards without downclocking)
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post #18 of 31
SLI was better when you had to use that stupid dongle for Crossfire. Now it looks like Crossfire has the upper hand in performance, but more games make use of SLI as opposed to Crossfire. And, the downclocking in SLI is no problem when you have coolbits
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post #19 of 31
You usually still run into it again when one cards max is higher than the other's, though.
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http://www.gamespot.com/features/614...html?type=tech
http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?o...tid=197&page=2
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=547&chart=231
That last link is there so that you can choose which cards to compair for yourself.
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