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While surfing on the web, I came across a deal of a x800 256 pci-e crossfire edition for $100. So I was wondering, how would a pair of x800 crossfire edition cards compare to say a x1950pro which is about $200. Two is better than 1 or crossfire only boost the performance to a certain limit?
 

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probably close to the same I would say. The X1950PRO is newer technology.<br />
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The main issue is that the X8xx series does NOT support sm3.0. Also, the X19xx series are more powerful, and I think a single X1950PRO will give dual X800's a good run for the money.<br />
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I'd get a single X1950PRO (and hey, you then have the option to add a second one <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">probably close to the same I would say. The X1950PRO is newer technology.<br />
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The main issue is that the X8xx series does NOT support sm3.0. Also, the X19xx series are more powerful, and I think a single X1950PRO will give dual X800's a good run for the money.<br />
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I'd get a single X1950PRO (and hey, you then have the option to add a second one <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />)</div>

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i agree with chozart. 2 cards should theoretically give you 2x the performance but thats not always the case. x1950 pro is a much safer bet.
 

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Also with crossfire dont you have to disable it to .. watch dvds or something.? Id get the 1950 pro its nice. big difference from shader model 2.0 and 3.0
 

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I'd take the x1950. I had SLI, and to be honest...a single card solution is where it's at man. Dual monitors are out if you get crossfire....bigger power drain....<br><br>
No SM3.0, also...
 
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