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post #1 of 10
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Ok...I am getting very familar with AMD CPUs and nVidia Graphics cards.

I figured its time I built an Intel with a ATI card.

Do I need any thing special on the mother board for crossfire setups? I keep seeing SLI...SLI...SLI...on every mother board with at least two PCI 16x slots, but never any that say any thing about crossfire (At least around Newegg.com).

Will the NF4 chipset do the same thing for Crossfire?

Also, are there any MB's that are just better for a Crossfire setup?
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post #2 of 10
The nf4 sli chipset does not support crossfire. Look for a board with the Radeon Xpress 200 northbridge.
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post #3 of 10
Type crossfire in on the search engine of newegg. I belive it only comes up with two motherboards, an Asus 139, and a DFI closer to 200.
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post #4 of 10
The best CROSSFIRE motherboard out there at the moment is the ASUS A8R-MVP, if you can find one that is and it is AMD socket 939 only.

You can see a review..here
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post #5 of 10
Here it is:

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...iteria=BA22189

Whats the diff between that one and this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131584


Unless is it just the price lol?
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by OzziKing
Here it is:

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...iteria=BA22189

Whats the diff between that one and this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131584


Unless is it just the price lol?
Yer you are correct. just the price difference. Man that is a nice motherboard.
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post #7 of 10
this Asus mobo will support cross-fire with a bios update. Gotta love those intel chipsets! I think you are going to see a lot of mobos based on the intel 955 chipsets with 2 pciex slots getting bios updates now for crossfire.
    
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdpwipmonkey
this Asus mobo will support cross-fire with a bios update. Gotta love those intel chipsets! I think you are going to see a lot of mobos based on the intel 955 chipsets with 2 pciex slots getting bios updates now for crossfire.
Where can these be found? Im gettin my Asus tomorrow.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by OzziKing
Where can these be found? Im gettin my Asus tomorrow.
sorry, the link didnt work in my previous post. here it is again.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131547
    
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post #10 of 10
so two ATI cards in CF are faster than two equilavent cards in SLI??? or do we know yet?
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