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TheMitter

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#1 12 years ago

Hey all, I am a big techie, and am about to build a comp for my friends boss. They guy has money...and if he wants to go all out, I might go with crossfire, but I need to know, do both cards have to support crossfire? I know with sli both have to, but don't you just need 1 Crossfire "master card" and then 1 regular card for ATI's dual gpu solution? so could I take an X1900 Crossfire and an X1900 ALL-IN-WONDER? I would really appreciate it if someone could answer this for me, thx.




Oblivious

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#2 12 years ago

As far as I know, with either SLI or Crossfire setups, both cards need to support that mode, and be the same card. I've never heard of or seen anyone running a dual video card setup that didn't have two identical cards ("2x 6800gt" or whatever gpu it may be).

ATI.com should have a FAQ which answers such a question.




TheMitter

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#3 12 years ago

Well, no, cause I know for a fact that the ATI crossfire cards can run 2 different chipsets, I read about it when crossfire first came out. You need 1 "master" card, and a slave, kind of like a cd and dvd drive, but I don't know if each have to be crossfire or not...




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#4 12 years ago

This should help you

http://www.ati.com/technology/crossfire/faq.html

You will need a master card, the crossfire editions. and any other ATI x1xxx series card will work You get an X1900xt(don't spend your money on the X1900XTX) you will need to get an X1900 crossfire card. You get an X1800xt you will need an ATI x1800 crossfire card.




TheMitter

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#5 12 years ago

Thank you very much Pethegreat, but do you know, would I run into any compatibility issues with an ALL-IN-WONDER?




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#6 12 years ago

2. What graphics cards work with CrossFire?

A. A complete CrossFire system requires a CrossFire Ready motherboard, a CrossFire Edition graphics card and a compatible standard Radeon (CrossFire Ready) graphics card from the same series, or two CrossFire Ready cards if they are software enabled. This applies to cards from ATI or any of its partners.

Card One ..................................................Card Two Radeon X1900 Series ...............................Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition Radeon X1800 Series ...............................Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition Radeon X1600 Series ...............................Radeon X1600 Series Radeon X1300 Series ...............................Radeon X1300 Series Radeon X850 Series .................................Radeon X850 CrossFire Edition Radeon X800, PRO, XL, GTO, XT,XT P.Ed...Radeon X800 CrossFire Edition

I don't think the All In Wonder is considered a standard Radeon card, but you should research that. I know the drivers are on a different page at ati.com at the very least.