Yeah, but from what I understand about crossfire you'll need to buy new "crossfire edition X850's" in order to get them to "sli"....
read the article. They said the crossfire card would be a second card and the SLI bridge. Most of the SLi'ing is done in the drivers. what the cross fire edition will do is clock down to the other card and/or shut down pixel pipelines so they are working in tandem. That is how you can have a crossfire x800 with a normal X800 and they will still work.
I guess thats not such a bad deal... wish it was compatable mixing diff models... like a x800xl with a x850xt
same here i always had trouble with ATI. There drivers suck. Specialy with linux...
Check it out!! ATI Crossfire
To build your own latest generation multi-GPU system, start with any existing Radeon® X800 or Radeon® X850 graphics card and a CrossFire Ready motherboard, such as those based on the ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset. Then add a Radeon CrossFire Edition co-processor board and plug in the external cable to unite multi-GPU power.
THE HELL??? So now I gotta buy a "CrossFire Ready motherboard". So if I don't like the product or nVidia puts out a better one I am stuck with ATI. (of course, the argument can be used the OTHER way around)
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Divide and Conquer ATI’s CrossFire speeds your gaming momentum with “supertiling,” high-performance GPU sharing that evenly divides the processing and graphics rendering workload. How Supertiling Works: Think of your screen image divided into subsections like a checkerboard, with alternating black and white “tiles.” CrossFire’s Supertiling intelligently alternates rendering duties of these tiles to each Radeon GPU for consistent, efficient load balancing with hassle-free compatibility.
CrossFire’s options include a multiple load-sharing “scissor” mode and an alternate frame-rate mode, combining optimal performance with game-conquering compatibility.
Sweet. *ponders whether to get one for the new ES game*
well im not buying into any of this until games come out that visibly slow my super pooter down, and that will be a good while yet
Thinking about it.