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crossfire or Sli ?

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i am looking at crossfire boards/cards at the moment.
I will be starting with 2Gb 3200/400 Ram.
thinking of putting an AMD 64 3700+SanDiego onto a Dfi UT crossfire board with 2 Ati x1900xt cards.
I havn't looked at Sli yet, but what are the pro's n cons of the two systems?
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well...noone has Crossfire really..so that's a con. Cause, nobody will be able to give support. I'd just go for whatever gets the most FPS.
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my idea is to get a Dfi board that will support Dual Core cpu's and crossfire gpu's, but run it on single core/single gpu for now, and then upgrade the cpu and get a 2nd gpu when games start to come out that can use it.
or would it be safer to go down the more tested Sli route, but in the same way.?
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
well...noone has Crossfire really..so that's a con. Cause, nobody will be able to give support. I'd just go for whatever gets the most FPS.
What do you mean noone has really got it..Plenty of people have it . Ok SLI is more known but only because it was released earlier.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
What do you mean noone has really got it..Plenty of people have it . Ok SLI is more known but only because it was released earlier.
Valve did a hardware survey, through steam, and the number of people using SLI vs Crossfire was astounding. Crossfire really isn't mainstream, although I'm not saying one is better than the other. I personally went the SLI route.
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Originally Posted by DeniaL
Valve did a hardware survey, through steam, and the number of people using SLI vs Crossfire was astounding. Crossfire really isn't mainstream, although I'm not saying one is better than the other. I personally went the SLI route.
Im not bothered about both really as they both do the same Job ..But i reckon Crossfire isnt as mainstream simply because of its later release date.
post #7 of 8
I have heard some very good things about those dfi crossfire boards. Apparently they are very stable and good overclockers.
The onlyt hing that would stop me is that according to some articles I have red, crossfire will not increase your performance by much.
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post #8 of 8
I like nvidia better because there are constantly new drivers for download and stuff like that.
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