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I think crossfire is a little too much of a hassle
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post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by That_guy3 View Post
I think crossfire is a little too much of a hassle
yea that outside dongle that you only ever have to screw in one time is a real ball buster.
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post #23 of 43
Especially since everything from the x1950Pro and newer doesn't use it any more.
    
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id like to use crossfire one day, prolly for dual 22" ws monitors and play cc3 and sc2 on them!!
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post #25 of 43
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Especially since everything from the x1950Pro and newer doesn't use it any more.
Not entirely correct.. The X1950XT and X1950XTX still need the outside cable and a Crossfire Master Card.. Only the X1950PRO and the 2900's have the internal bridge.
    
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And X1650XT
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post #27 of 43
I don't think that Crossfire or SLI, (the actual methods) have an real huge advantage over each other. You have to simply look at the cards themselves. IMHO, the only reason why one would do a dual card setup should be if they want the ultimate setup (and are willing to pay a premium). Crossfire/SLI is good for running at super-high resolutions. But for the typical user, there is always a more cost effective alternative to a dual card setup. One higher end card will, more often then not, beat two cards for less money.
    
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post #28 of 43
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I don't think that Crossfire or SLI, (the actual methods) have an real huge advantage over each other. You have to simply look at the cards themselves. IMHO, the only reason why one would do a dual card setup should be if they want the ultimate setup (and are willing to pay a premium). Crossfire/SLI is good for running at super-high resolutions and/or having two monitors. But for the typical user, there is always a more cost effective alternative to a dual card setup. One higher end card will, more often then not, beat two cards for less money.
Errmm... neither technology works with two monitors
    
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post #29 of 43
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Errmm... neither technology works with two monitors
I did not know that. I guess my buddy with two 7900GS's and two monitors was wrong. lol. Sorry, I'll correct my post.
    
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post #30 of 43
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Errmm... neither technology works with two monitors
I hate to disagree with Chozart, its probably the biggest sin on this forum.

I connected 2 LCDs, 3 days ago on my computer (Under Vista 64-bit) and it worked. We were just comparing my friends monitor to mine. I've also heard that SLI/CF doesn't support dual monitors so I was like "Wow...". I connected both monitors to the top card, i'm wondering if people are trying to connect 1 monitor to the top card, and 1 monitor to the bottom card?

I'm running the latest beta drivers.
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