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Xpress 3200.. No Need For Master Card For Crossfire.

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Did anyone read this.

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=4839

No need for the master card in crossfire anymore with the new ATI Xpress 3200 chipset
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I always did wonder why CrossFire needed a mastercard

Now i know
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Omg... That Is Sooo Cool!!!!
Wow... Two X1900xtx...
Amd Users! Go Get The Asus A8r32-mvp Deluxe
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SLi or CrossFire?

Ive heard SLi is better but im not too sure why - Is it faster?
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SLi or CrossFire?

Ive heard SLi is better but im not too sure why - Is it faster?
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post #6 of 11
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The new asus board will be mine. Or i might wait on the DFI version Either way the Xpress 3200 chipset i mine
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Good! ATi is beginning to mature their implimentation. The ATi Supertile theory is superior to Nvidia's SLi theory, however SLi has been around longer and thus has an advantage over platform superiority.

Two problems still need adressing. ATi utilizes system memory to hold each card's command buffer but also shared data and some more space to use for non-local memory whilst Nvidia uses dedicated video memory for the buffer and addressing. ATi needs to address this problematic method.

Secondly, ATi Crosfire needs a proprietary Crossfire Edition (CE) Video Adapter and this needs (in my opinion) addressing so that both cards are identical.

When these are addressed and when ATi addresses their heat/sound card issues I will again look towards purchasing their solution. Being a Canadian I would love to move back to ATi.

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Originally Posted by Ropey
Good! ATi is beginning to mature their implimentation. The ATi Supertile theory is superior to Nvidia's SLi theory, however SLi has been around longer and thus has an advantage over platform superiority.

Two problems still need adressing. ATi utilizes system memory to hold each card's command buffer but also shared data and some more space to use for non-local memory whilst Nvidia uses dedicated video memory for the buffer and addressing. ATi needs to address this problematic method.

Secondly, ATi Crosfire needs a proprietary Crossfire Edition (CE) Video Adapter and this needs (in my opinion) addressing so that both cards are identical.

When these are addressed and when ATi addresses their heat/sound card issues I will again look towards purchasing their solution. Being a Canadian I would love to move back to ATi.

R
well your second concern is taken care of.. no more need for the CE card just two say x1800xl,xt ect brand is no matter either
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well your second concern is taken care of.. no more need for the CE card just two say x1800xl,xt ect brand is no matter either
Yes and the others will be taken care of as well. Does this mean that the proprietary exterenal cable is no longer needed?

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Yes and the others will be taken care of as well. Does this mean that the proprietary exterenal cable is no longer needed?

R
yessss the dongle is NO LONGER NEEDED!!!!
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