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What res are you running at? Crossfire is probably wasted on your monitor anyway. Unless you have a 21"+ screen 1 card > 2 for the money
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I'm upgrading to an 8800GTS on a Crossfire mobo. The thing is, unless you buy 2 top of the line cards (right now, 2 2900XTs or 2 8800Ultras) chances are there is a single card solution that could beat it. Ya, I could get a 2nd 1950Pro, but a 1950XTX could beat it for less than the price of the 2 cards. I could get 2 8800GTS 320MB cards, but a single 8800 GTX would beat it. SLI and Crossfire, unless you want to spend $1k + on video cards, is pointless.
    
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post #13 of 28
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No no. what he's saying is get ONE good card.

SLI and Crossfire are BOTH ****. They're too expensive for what you get. Are you sure you don't just want it for the fact that you can say you have it? Cause that's the only reason I could think of...

If you get one, you can use the same mobo. And that's my recommendation.
Hmm, well - I assumed that using two X1600's would give me some damn good power, which is why I'm using it. I thought you ment to try and sell the two, and get an nVidia card.

Hmm, well, I guess I could try and do that. Still, quite a bummer however. =(
post #14 of 28
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What res are you running at? Crossfire is probably wasted on your monitor anyway. Unless you have a 21"+ screen 1 card > 2 for the money
I'm running 1440x900 on a 20" (I think, it's been awhile since I purchased it).
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I'm upgrading to an 8800GTS on a Crossfire mobo. The thing is, unless you buy 2 top of the line cards (right now, 2 2900XTs or 2 8800Ultras) chances are there is a single card solution that could beat it. Ya, I could get a 2nd 1950Pro, but a 1950XTX could beat it for less than the price of the 2 cards. I could get 2 8800GTS 320MB cards, but a single 8800 GTX would beat it. SLI and Crossfire, unless you want to spend $1k + on video cards, is pointless.
Whaaaa!?
So, even though I'm running Crossfire now, i still don't possess the power of a single 1950Pro card, is that how I'm correct? I always assumed that if I get two cards, each with 512Mb & so forth, if I crossfire them, I would essentially get 1024Mb of video ram, and double the processing power than with a single card. As such, I can jack up all my video settings in my games, now that I'm running w/ double the RAM as before.

Or was that a false assumption?
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I'm running 1440x900 on a 20" (I think, it's been awhile since I purchased it).Whaaaa!?
So, even though I'm running Crossfire now, i still don't possess the power of a single 1950Pro card, is that how I'm correct? I always assumed that if I get two cards, each with 512Mb & so forth, if I crossfire them, I would essentially get 1024Mb of video ram, and double the processing power than with a single card. As such, I can jack up all my video settings in my games, now that I'm running w/ double the RAM as before.

Or was that a false assumption?
Crossfire/sli only really help with very high resolutions. 1440x900 will not benefit from crossfire as much as a good single card

More video RAM is not as beneficial as a more powerful card
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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by General View Post
the ATI driver does NOT support Crossfire
And as far as needing it, linux has become the #1 platform for Hollywood Because
1) its free
2) it runs on x86 and AMD64 systems
3) it out preforms windows when rendering hevy 3D projects
That being said: it would help if Ati supported linux better and
Don't say that Crossfire or SLI is useless in linux
Its just that no one makes really good games for it
....Crossfire suck in Linux because no one makes games for it. That's like saying "Don't say Ford sucks because they don't care about their customers it's just because they make bad cars."
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Crossfire/sli only really help with very high resolutions. 1440x900 will not benefit from crossfire as much as a good single card

More video RAM is not as beneficial as a more powerful card
Oh, I see.

Well, now I feel like a damn fool spending that extra money for another video card! Grrrrrrrrrr!!!! Which cards (ATI preferred) would you recommend, for gaming in both Linux and Windows.
post #18 of 28
Rule #1 for linux
NO ATI!!!

I'd search the forums for threads suggesting cards in your budget range. Just choose the nvidia card
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I think what people are saying is that if you want to game in Linux, ATI isn't really an option.
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I would say get a 7600GT or a 7900GS to game in Linux for the time being. You could probably sell those cards for a decent price, as most common users will be under the same misconception that more is better.
    
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