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HD2900 CF on P965 Chipset

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does anyone know if we'll be able to CF two 2900 cards with 965 chipset mobos? i know native CrossFire is not possible with this chipset, and i'm guessing ATi has completely done away with the dongle... has anyone heard about CF on chipsets other than Xpress 3200 and 975 for the new cards?
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P965 does 8x and 4x when in dual card mode, so even if it supports it, it's not advised.
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i know you can CrossFire the 1800 and 1900 cards on this chipset using the dongle. the two cards don't actually communicate via the motherboard. i've read that ATi's drivers actually do a good job of making up for the chipset's shortcoming. i'm guessing the 2000 series won't do this though, even though CrossFire chipsets don't offer much in the way of choice and selection. and yes, i know the X38 chipset is coming soon.
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