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Indeed, nVidia cards won't be able to use Crossfire, seeing as how nVidia cards use SLI, and your board doesn't support that anyway. But, you can still run a nVidia card on that motherboard with no problems. So if you have the pockets for a good nVidia card, go for it.
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post #12 of 48
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So your fanboyism will keep you from buying a superior card? I'm sorry thats pathetic. This $259 card is miles beyond anything ATI has to offer for the price, miles beyond. Stop being immature and get what gives you the most bang for your buck.


I can pull 11k 3dmark 06 with this thing.


Take a look at this link and tell me if you see something interesting about the video cards.....
http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...chmarking.html
He said he might want to go crossfire in the future....sure, SLI is the same thing, but then he'd need a new motherboard.

My recommendation would be to either get the x1950pro, or wait for the HD 2600XT, which is going to be rather cheap.
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post #13 of 48
So get a SLI board...like a DFI nF590. But 1 8800GTX will do for pretty much anything you throw at it.
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post #14 of 48
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Aye, however that's an nVidia card. A damn nice one, but still nVidia. As my entire system is AMD/ATI, I'd prefer to keep it that way for in the future, I can go crossfire if I needed. What's the ATI equivalent of that, any idea?
Depending on what benchmark you decide to read, there is no ATI equivalent to an 8800GTX. There was some benchmark posted yesterday I think that showed an ATI HD 2900XT keeping pace or (possibly) beating an 8800GTX, but that's one benchmark.
The HD 2900XT is the closest ATI card there is to an 8800GTX.
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Firstly, I see SLI or Crossfire as pointless. Just wait it out for a year and get the next gen. For instance, 2x 7900GTX's are beat by one next generation card, 8800GTS.


Secondly, one 8800GTS will give you more performance than you will need, for a while.
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post #16 of 48
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He said he might want to go crossfire in the future....sure, SLI is the same thing, but then he'd need a new motherboard.

My recommendation would be to either get the x1950pro, or wait for the HD 2600XT, which is going to be rather cheap.
CrossFiring the X1950Pro or the HD2600XT, which performs worse than a 8600GTS, isn't gonna beat a single 8800GTS. Not even 8600GTS SLI can.
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CrossFiring the X1950Pro or the HD2600XT, which performs worse than a 8600GTS, isn't gonna beat a single 8800GTS. Not even 8600GTS SLI can.
QFT!

Again, I'll repeat myself one last time, if you choose to be an immature fanboy over it, then more 8800's left for me.


The 8800GTS 320 offers THE MOST bang for your buck, period. Also, buying form such a great company as eVGA, theres nothing better. They offer step-up, you know what that is?
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post #18 of 48
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QFT!

Again, I'll repeat myself one last time, if you choose to be an immature fanboy over it, then more 8800's left for me.


The 8800GTS 320 offers THE MOST bang for your buck, period.
...The only immaturity I see here is you. Give your opinion and let him figure it out. Not insult him for preferring one company over the other.
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QFT!

Again, I'll repeat myself one last time, if you choose to be an immature fanboy over it, then more 8800's left for me.


The 8800GTS 320 offers THE MOST bang for your buck, period.
Dude he's not being immature, he just didn't know that the chipset doesn't conflict with the GPU. Assuming about others, however, is.
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CrossFiring the X1950Pro or the HD2600XT, which performs worse than a 8600GTS, isn't gonna beat a single 8800GTS. Not even 8600GTS SLI can.
well, I'm assuming the OP understands that the x1600 is a mainstream card, so I was giving him mainstream alternatives. Performance can have many levels, he never said he wanted the best of the best.
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