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Hey guys im thinking about adding a crossfire setup to my PC now but i was wondering if this setup will work....<br><br>
im buying this board:<br>
MSI RD480 Neo2<br><a href="http://www.thg.ru/mainboard/20051231/images/msi-rd480-boardbig.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.thg.ru/mainboard/20051231...0-boardbig.jpg</a><br><br>
and i have this card:<br>
Asus EAX1600pro 512mb PCI-E<br><a href="http://www.intera.kg/office/images/ASUS%20EAX1600.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.intera.kg/office/images/ASUS%20EAX1600.jpg</a><br><br>
Ive been reading and what i think i understand is that the SCSI looking ports on the crossfire ready card is supposed to be a master card and u just need a regular one as a secondary but the thing is that the ASUS EaX1600Pro Does not come crossfire ready..... I had seen somewhere that these cards dont need a master card... but id llike to know for sure....
 

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The x1600 and the x1300 don't need a crossfire edition card nor do they need the y link cables for them.
 

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thank you i just found and article about this..... I hope this answers anyone elses questions about this....<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">ATI decided not to require a compositing chip when operating X1600 in Crossfire mode. Instead of using a cable, ATI decided to use the PCI Express bus. As the cards will not likely saturate the PCI Express bus, even with two of them, this is a good choice. To operate X1600 in Crossfire mode, simply install the two cards, install the drivers and enable Crossfire.</td>
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Yup you just need the drivers
 
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