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Are we going to (finally) see an SLI & Crossfire motherboard in AM3+/bulldozer?

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So re we going to see an SLI & Crossfire motherboard in AM3+/bulldozer?

Seems a little bit ridiculous to me that if you want to have a choice in your dual card setup, you're forced into an intel chipset. Are there any rumors that this newest AMD generation comes with factory SLI & crossfire?
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no we won't. not without using a patch to enable sli on amd boards.
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Originally Posted by soilentblue View Post
no we won't. not without using a patch to enable sli on amd boards.
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So re we going to see an SLI & Crossfire motherboard in AM3+/bulldozer?

Seems a little bit ridiculous to me that if you want to have a choice in your dual card setup, you're forced into an intel chipset. Are there any rumors that this newest AMD generation comes with factory SLI & crossfire?
There are a few select AM3 boards that run SLI. They have nvdia chipsets. They don't OC well from what I hear though
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ASUS Crossfire 4 Extreme? Its already out...

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There are a few select AM3 boards that run SLI. They have nvdia chipsets. They don't OC well from what I hear though
What I'm hoping for is native support for both SLI and crossfire...

I think it's important to have the maximum GPU options in my next build cuz there's no way of telling which turn the CPU race is going to take next... and I want to be prepared.
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It probably wont happen because amd also makes the gpu's and they dont want people to use a different company(nvidia) with their product. I still use a 8800 GTS, GTX 260 in my rig with no problem. I wish that it would be possible for both to coexist like on the Intel platform..
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Isn t that crap chip ,Fusion or how is it called ,from the MSI mobos doing this ?!
   
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
Isn t that crap chip ,Fusion or how is it called ,from the MSI mobos doing this ?!
Fusion is a utility not a chip
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It probably wont happen because amd also makes the gpu's and they dont want people to use a different company(nvidia) with their product. I still use a 8800 GTS, GTX 260 in my rig with no problem. I wish that it would be possible for both to coexist like on the Intel platform..
From what I had read in the past it was the other way around - that Nvidia was denying them that license without an exorbitant cost.
    
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