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It seems a bit confusing, and I looked into the matter when I considered CF 3870's. I never did find a definitive answer on the matter. Good luck and let me know what you find.
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It seems a bit confusing, and I looked into the matter when I considered CF 3870's. I never did find a definitive answer on the matter. Good luck and let me know what you find.
i looked for about an hour today and it seems like a no go

i was really hoping to CF these new ATI cards.

The main reason why i didnt run 2 on my SLI setup was because it kept resetting the driver level overclock when i switched between SLI/single card operations. I didnt want to flash the bios of the cards(warranty).

i haven't found any information so far on the driver issue with CF. If anyone has any it would be appreciated
   
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Why would you game on only two monitors anyways? All FPS would have the crosshairs right between the bezels. One 24" or three smaller screens would be better.
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Why would you game on only two monitors anyways? All FPS would have the crosshairs right between the bezels. One 24" or three smaller screens would be better.
I have dual monitors and I generally didn't use it for gaming. However it is quite useful on Supreme Commander where it gives you two separate maps to work with. It is also useful on FSX where you can put a lot of charts / instruments on the "blank" 2nd screen and keep your ****pit in the other screen.

However some of us use multiple monitors for work and still want to be able to play.
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Why would you game on only two monitors anyways? All FPS would have the crosshairs right between the bezels. One 24" or three smaller screens would be better.
its not that i want to game using the two monitors as one i just want to be able to leave both monitors on instead of constantly turning on SLI/Crossfire when playing a demanding game( losing a monitor while game is running & screwing with my overclocks).


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I have dual monitors and I generally didn't use it for gaming. However it is quite useful on Supreme Commander where it gives you two separate maps to work with. It is also useful on FSX where you can put a lot of charts / instruments on the "blank" 2nd screen and keep your ****pit in the other screen.

However some of us use multiple monitors for work and still want to be able to play.
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I have 3 but I dont game. I just use a 2600Pro as a second card. You would need some insane cards to play across multiple monitors (3). you wouldnt want to play on 2. I would just enable crossfire when your gaming and then turn it off when your not.
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I have dual monitors and I generally didn't use it for gaming. However it is quite useful on Supreme Commander where it gives you two separate maps to work with. It is also useful on FSX where you can put a lot of charts / instruments on the "blank" 2nd screen and keep your ****pit in the other screen.

However some of us use multiple monitors for work and still want to be able to play.
I don't play enough RTS (just AoE and Starcraft) to have ever thought of that. The FSX sounds like a good idea, I might try that with my setup.
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The main reason why i didnt run 2 on my SLI setup was because it kept resetting the driver level overclock when i switched between SLI/single card operations. I didnt want to flash the bios of the cards(warranty).

i haven't found any information so far on the driver issue with CF. If anyone has any it would be appreciated
as i stated above, the reason i dont want to turn 2 cards on and off is because it messed with my driver level overclock. does this not happen in crossfire?
   
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http://techreport.com/articles.x/13967/3

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Happily, though, AMD's newer drivers pretty much blow that limitation away. They've delivered the "seamless" multi-monitor/multi-GPU support AMD promised at the time of the Radeon HD 3870 launch. Here's what I was able to do as a result. I connected a pair of monitors—a 30" LCD with a dual-link DVI port and an analog CRT—to a Radeon HD 3870 in a CrossFire pairing and enabled CrossFire. Both displays continued to show the Vista desktop with CrossFire enabled. Then I ran UT3 and played full-screen on the LCD. The CRT continued to show the Vista desktop just fine. Next, I switched UT3 into windowed mode, without exiting the game, and the transition went smoothly, with both displays active. Finally, I dragged the UT3 window to span both desktops, and it continued to render everything perfectly. Here's a screenshot, wildly shrunken, of my desktop session. Its original dimensions were 2048x1536 plus 2560x1600, with the UT3 window at 2560x1600.
Basically you can only use one DVI port on 1 videocard in crossfire. So in the end, when you got crossfire 4870, the 4 DVI ports end up only 2 usable thus you got dual monitor. So no worries, you can go dual display.

The Crossfire FAQ wanted to emphasize how much monitors ATI can normally do.

ATI's Crossfire is a lot more flexible that Nvidia's SLI because of how its program. With multiple different ways of GPU scaling comparing to Nvidia's split frame rendering, Crossfire lets individual card overclock and fan profiles, different cards together (3870+3850) and multiple displays.

You can read more here : http://techreport.com/articles.x/8826/3
Edited by darksideleader - 7/1/08 at 8:50pm
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are you guys simply blind or illiterate?

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6. Can I use the CrossFire platform to drive multiple displays?

A. Yes, the CrossFire platform will work with ATI SurroundViewâ„¢ multi-monitor technology to enable up to 5 separate displays when not running in CrossFire mode.
Crossfire is way more flexible than SLI. It allows individual card overclocking and up to 5 separate displays (not enough for some people though). Also you can crossfire different series of cards (example 4870 with 4850, 3870 with 3850)
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