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Have an ATI 3870 and an 8800GT SC and trying to decide if I should crossfire

post #1 of 10
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I know everone is going to have a field day with the title...

No I am not trying to crossfire an ATI and NVIDIA card

Here is my question:

I picked up a Visiontek 3870 even though I have an eVGA 8800GT SC running in my Maximus Extreme. So I want to know if it is worth it to trade my 8800GT for another 3870 and crossfire? How is the scaleing with these in crossfire? Am I going to run into any compatibility problems running crossfire? Should I just stick with a single card?


Thanks for your opinions!
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post #2 of 10
id go cf would be cheaper and going sli
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You cant crossfire ATI and nVidia, Stupid!

jp, I would go crossfire because it has better image quality than nVidia. The 3870 is a sweet card especially in crossfire, scales very well.
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I know ATI cards have great picture quality, while NVIDIA has shear power. So I guess what I am considering is trying to trade my eVGA 8800GT SC for another 3870. But again, how is the crossfire compatibility? Are there a lot of known conflicts with older and current games? I know ATI tends to scale better then NVIDIA.
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post #5 of 10
In general, CF scale is better but GT SLI will perform better in games under high resolution and things like AA etc are on. You have Asus MF board. It is cheaper to do CF. See if you can get a great deal on 3870 again or trade the GT for 3870.
post #6 of 10
Crossfire is working good for me. I found the best drivers for me are 7.12( I think that's it, whatever is just before 8.1). I can OC higher with 8.3, but performance in 3D 06/ games is better with 7.12.
Steam is the only games I've had any issues with.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
In general, CF scale is better but GT SLI will perform better in games under high resolution and things like AA etc are on. You have Asus MF board. It is cheaper to do CF. See if you can get a great deal on 3870 again or trade the GT for 3870.
Linskingdom,
So you think it will be worth it to go CF instead of just a single 8800GT?


edit: Thanks for the info X2s3w4, I appreciate the screenshot too.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
Linskingdom,
So you think it will be worth it to go CF instead of just a single 8800GT?
I think it is a cheaper way to reach similar performance without changing the board. Just trade GT with 3870.
post #9 of 10
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Update: Ok, I sold my 8800GT SC and ordered the second Visiontek HD3870!
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post #10 of 10
enjoy the Xfire love!

nice CPU OC, btw
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