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will 2x4850s in xfire work on an nvidia sli mobo?

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i have a asus m2n32 sli mobo with the 590 sli chipset. Will 2x ati 4850s in xfire work on this mobo? i have asked this in the anand forums and got a 50/50 split with yes and no responses.

can anyone settle this once and for all.
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i have a asus m2n32 sli mobo with the 590 sli chipset. Will 2x ati 4850s in xfire work on this mobo? i have asked this in the anand forums and got a 50/50 split with yes and no responses.

can anyone settle this once and for all.
NO!! its an SLI motherboard = SLI

Crossfire mb = crossfire

is it really that hard to figure out?
    
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You can use them as two seperate GPU's and use two different monitors, but you will not be able to use them in Crossfire mode.
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i have seen where some say it will work, i could see it working myself, though i would also understand if it did not for obvious reasons. i would like to know i can decide whether to get 2x4850s or to get a 9800x2. hense, my thread.

only problem is my psu, its a bfg 650w unit with 2x pci express connectors but i do not beleive that they are the required 8pin connectors that the 9800gx2 needs. ive read that using a converter is not reccomended for the 9800gx2
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nope as oters say.

sli boards only sli abilities

ati-crossfirex only crossfire abilities

Only board out that can do both is the skulltrail board which is hybred
    
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no crossfire.
    
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once again i find myself wondering why i ever use the anandtech forums it seems like there a handfull of supremely smart experts that are on them, but 1,000 dumasses for each smartguy.

overclock.net ftw again.

thanks for the responses (cept for a russian whos final comment was unnecessary) i thought it was a valid question, which at the very least may have had a haxor mod jerry rig answer.
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saddly thats not my chipset, nor is hp spilling the beans on how to do it
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saddly thats not my chipset, nor is hp spilling the beans on how to do it
That is the Blackbird 002 Pc, the only MB other than skulltrail that can do it. It is possible to do SLi on crossfire boards (only with 7 series GPU's though) There is a hack for it floating out there.
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