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Crossfire Verses..... Native Crossfire!

Poll Results: Crossfire Or Native Crossfire

 
  • 16% (3)
    Crossfire (Cabled)
  • 83% (15)
    Native Crossfire (Bridged)
18 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
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Title says all.Bridged crossfire (native) or cabled crossfire (normal crossfire).

I say native personally.You dont mess up with cables or anything else.And there are few more advantages,but i dont remember.

Edit:Just remembered,at native crossfire you dont have to buy a special crossfire edition of the other card u have.
post #2 of 9
native i have never used crossfire but buying a more expensive master card doesnt sound good to me at all
post #3 of 9
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agreed
post #4 of 9
you mean going back to the whole master slave thing???? no ways...

native ftw... it's a lot better, easier, and simpler
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
you mean going back to the whole master slave thing???? no ways...

native ftw... it's a lot better, easier, and simpler
And cheaper right?

I remember reading somewhere that the crossfire master versions of the card are really expensive

I don't know though because I wasn't really interested in tech stuff back when they still had those
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the good thing about the master/slave thing is that you could have 2 COMPLETY different cards. lets say you had a x1950xtx master card and some one gave you a x1300 for free...you could crossfire em! that was pretty cool.
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the good thing about the master/slave thing is that you could have 2 COMPLETY different cards. lets say you had a x1950xtx master card and some one gave you a x1300 for free...you could crossfire em! that was pretty cool.
that's a very good point.
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post #8 of 9
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the good thing about the master/slave thing is that you could have 2 COMPLETY different cards. lets say you had a x1950xtx master card and some one gave you a x1300 for free...you could crossfire em! that was pretty cool.
I suppose. But at least we still have 'some' of that flexibility left.

We can crossfire HD3850's with 3870's
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the good thing about the master/slave thing is that you could have 2 COMPLETY different cards. lets say you had a x1950xtx master card and some one gave you a x1300 for free...you could crossfire em! that was pretty cool.

No. They had to be specific. If you had a x850xt you had to get a hold of a x850 master card, and if you had a x800xt you needed a x800 master card. They only made master cards for a couple of generations, and only for certain models. This is why SLI was so much more practical back in the day. Native crossfire started after the x1xxx series, and hybrid crossfire did not come out until the HD3xxx series.
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