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I am seriously considering ditching Nvidia and getting an X48/P45 board, 4GB DDR3 and 2 4870's
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Woohoo!

Able to get my second 4870 today. A local retailer had one left in stock.

cost me $10 more than where I normally go.


Question about crossfire:

Do I use one or both crossfire connectors on the two cards?

If I use one connector do I use the leftmost connectors or the right?

With the Catalyst drivers, will I require a reload or can I just enable it somewhere?

Thanks
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Very nice. That motherboard is amazing. Best one I have ever used. Nice buy.
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Are you running the Rampage bios or the P5E stock?
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Woohoo!

Able to get my second 4870 today. A local retailer had one left in stock.

cost me $10 more than where I normally go.


Question about crossfire:

Do I use one or both crossfire connectors on the two cards?

If I use one connector do I use the leftmost connectors or the right?

With the Catalyst drivers, will I require a reload or can I just enable it somewhere?

Thanks
Grats on that second 4870. Only answer I can give ya is you do need both bridges. I don't know much more than that, sorry
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Now that I have two, some more pics
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Well this bodes well...


Two cards in crossfire with cpu at 3.33 ghz, ram at stock, 4870's at stock.

for comparison, two 8800GTS (BFG G92's factory overclocked) with cpu at 3.33 and ram at stock speeds.


Just shy of 20k with the cards at stock!
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Sheesh. I am going to have to mod a fan on the nb. Running at 55C after adding second card.
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so how much did you spend in total for a 1.1K boost in 3dmark?
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I'm so in on a 4870. I did have the $$$ for Xfire, but must abandon the second card for financial reasons. Hell, I really shouldn't buy the first card but I can't resist.

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
why does nobody sell the ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA anymore i want one

so how stable is the motherboard? and how bad is the Vdroop?
Discontinued so intel can push the higher yielding X48 chips for a higher price and make more money. They caught on to the Maximus--->Rampage BIOS conversion.

The P5E/Maximus/Rampage series are stable as hell, Vdroop depends on board and target Vcore, but in general not too bad. They do tend to OV the DIMMS and like to eat Micron D9 chips like Doritos though.

Quote:
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Well this bodes well...
Just shy of 20k with the cards at stock!
Sweet mother! The 4800s supposedly scale really well with OC. I pray for plenty of OC headroom!
Edited by Ravin - 6/29/08 at 11:46am
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