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My question is If I buy an AMD mobo with 2 PCI-E x16 and its based off Crossfire does that mean that in the future if I wanna buy 2 Nvidia cards and wanna make them SLI I wont be able to, Unless I buy a new Mobo?
 

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My question is If I buy an AMD mobo with 2 PCI-E x16 and its based off Crossfire does that mean that in the future if I wanna buy 2 Nvidia cards and wanna make them SLI I wont be able to, Unless I buy a new Mobo?

Yes, you'll need an SLI mobo to run SLI.
 

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Yes, you'll need an SLI mobo to run SLI.

Oh Okay thanx! But if I have an ATI mobo does that mean I wont be able to run a single Nvidia card on it?
 

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Oh Okay thanx! But if I have an ATI mobo does that mean I wont be able to run a single Nvidia card on it?

You can run a single nVidia card in it.
 

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I suspect that there is a way to do this in both directions, sli on crossfire board and crossfire on an sli board. I wouldn't be one bit surprised to discover that all the mobo does in the equation is split the pci-e slots evenly. I'd love to see someone try this....
 

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Crossfire works much different from SLI. It has an integrated RAMDAC on the motherboard AFAIK or something like that. The chipsets are very different though.
 

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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro

I suspect that there is a way to do this in both directions, sli on crossfire board and crossfire on an sli board. I wouldn't be one bit surprised to discover that all the mobo does in the equation is split the pci-e slots evenly. I'd love to see someone try this....

I think it's mainly to do with drivers. If someone could hack the drivers then I suspect you could get crossfire on an SLI board and vice versa.
 
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