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im wanting to know how to run crossfire with a 1950xt. does it need a master card with dongle or is there another way to do it
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Nope, the x1950 familiy (except the x1950xtx) has a unique feature that doesent need the master card and the slave card. You'll just need a x1950xt from same manufacturer for example: Sapphire or ATI. And you'll need a crossfire bridge to connect them. Then you will need a 2-way DVI spliter for your monitor to connect to both of those cards. Also, ensure that you have 2 PCI-E slots.
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why do you need the 2 way dvi splitter "sorry noobish question i know"
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why do you need the 2 way dvi splitter "sorry noobish question i know"
Well, if you dont have 2 way then u cant plug in 2 cards, only one, so the 2 way is 1 cable from monitor dividing in 2 when it reaches graphic cards. 1 will go in 1 graphic card and the other will go in the other graphic card! Simple as that
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Well that all depends if you have one with native )integrated into the GPU) Crossfire.
The earlier models didn't, such as this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
however the later models have it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131047
If you look closely at the pics you can see the ~1 cm wide contacts where the bridges connect on the top of the Powercolor card. The Sapphire requires this:
X1950 XTX
or any of these:
X1950 CF, X1900 CF,
X1900 XTX, X1900 XT
Check out the combination options chart
http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/tutorials.html
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ok well i have been thinking of the get the sahhpire card. so that would be a no go with inernal brige buth then i would need two of the same card or a master slayer set up
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Honestly I would go for the two sapphire and the dongle, unless you're just anal retentive about wires behind your case. You may want to read around, but I think the performance is the same.
Those Powercolors have HUGE coolers that wouldn't fit on my motherboard.....ever. Just something to think about. Not to mention that they're way more expensive.
Those Sapphires are a real steal. I paid more for mine

I just noticed that the Powercolor is 512Mb also. TBH I would just get that one by itself and hold off until you can afford a 29** 1Gb. You will get about the same performance as me, which is pretty darn good for the price. I score 8482 in 3dmark06
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=25995
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post #8 of 16
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but with the a sapphire card i would need to get a master card?


^ didnt see that ty
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NP dude. You're getting a sweet deal either way. When I bought my cards the XT was $350 I think....
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i was asking the question mainly for a friend who is want to add another 1950xt couple months after he builds his rig and will prolly get the one i have when the 65mn version of the 2900xt comes out
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