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Crossfire! nvidia is lazy and you cant run dual monitors while running SLI
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Crossfire! nvidia is lazy and you cant run dual monitors while running SLI
probably one of the best reasons crossfire rocks dual monitor support ftw
    
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Are we talking price or performance

ATI is cheaper
nVidia is better
Until the 4870x2 that is. In which case ATi will be cheaper and better....
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You can't run dual monitors with SLI?
Sod that.
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PCI-e 2.0 is suggested for any card HD3850 and up. I wouldn't try to run crossfire without a X38. The X48 adds official 400FSB support, but is not worth it unless you are paying only $5-15 more.
You really believe CF needs X38? I am very tempted by those new 48XX series, the scores look pretty decent. I'm guessing there isn't much improvement without an X38/48 board though.
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I know that SLI has faster speeds
Wait what?

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Crossfire! nvidia is lazy and you cant run dual monitors while running SLI
Good point - forgot about that.
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You really believe CF needs X38? I am very tempted by those new 48XX series, the scores look pretty decent. I'm guessing there isn't much improvement without an X38/48 board though.
Yes. I think you should have a P45 motherboard or higher (assuming you have something older than a P35) for a single card these days. The HD4850/70/x2 all max out the PCI-e 16x bandwidth, and will hurt in crossfire on a 8x or 4x PCI-e 2.0 slot.
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post #29 of 35
Simple answer - it depends on which cards you actually plan to XFire or SLi.
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Before you crossfire, you should wait for the 4870X2 just to see what the performance is. Supposedly its better and cheaper than 2 4870's in crossfire.
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