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ati has the new internal crossfire but is it better then sli?
post #2 of 43
probably not
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Except for the external dongal, I always thought crossfire was better implemented.
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well, nvidia has the better cards soooo....
also, crossfire boards arent as common as SLI boards.
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post #5 of 43
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aint the new crossfire similier to the sli?
post #6 of 43
no

it no longer needs a master/slave and it can display a higher resolution (that almost no game or monitor supports).

However SLI gives better performance
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Both are gimmicks. Don't waste your time, PSU, energy, or money on CF or SLI. Get one good card and be happier than the n00bs with 2 not as good cards.
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Both are gimmicks. Don't waste your time, PSU, energy, or money on CF or SLI. Get one good card and be happier than the n00bs with 2 not as good cards.
That's the jist of it. But if you're definitely going with 1 or the other, SLI has better drivers and mobo options
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post #9 of 43
its for people who want best perofrmance.

Putting 2 cheap cards to make a great one doesn't work but its a decent technology
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post #10 of 43
sli and crossfire is a waste....unless your living in la jolla(a city in san diego county that is comparable to beverly hills) get one super card, and thats all you really need, i mean really, a 8800gtx or 2x7950gt???? thats about the same price so pick??? in the end, is the cost of the electricity bill worth it? and the psu requirements!!!! but yea if you had to pick, id say Sli is better over Xfire
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