I was just wondering if the ATI x800 or x850 series of cards surport SLI? As im in the market for SLI cards and the ATI x800 and x850 are cheaper the GeForce 6800 series cards. Thanks Jimmy
No. SLI is Nvidia ATI is coming out with their own version of "SLI". I forget what it's called.
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12th February 2004
Crossfire. I still don't understand how it's supposed to work, though. Just get either and X850xt PE or 7800gtx if you want power. They are both vastly more than anything you will need for the next 2 or so years.
Yeah crossfire is like SLI but if you want to use it you have to have a "master" card to have SLI so that means you already need a $400 ATI card. So you can have 1 $400 card and a $100 card... Kinda stupid that you need a $400 card no matter what if you want to use cross fire and then insted of having the connecter that connects the cards inside the case its out side and you loose 2 monitor ports......
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1799/ <----- A little review on it
Thanks guys have a drink on me :beer: :beer: :beer: . That crossfire thing sounds dumb man ill go with SLI i think ill get a 6800gt i found a deal on it, and get another one when the money lets me.
I would get a single 7800GTX. SLI is still in its early stages, and not many games benefit from it. There are even games (I believe HL2 is one of them) when a single 6800GT would outperform 2x6800Ultras in SLI. If you get a 7800GTX, not only will you have better performance now... but you will be able to upgrade to an SLI rig later, and it will be cheaper off the bat.
My buget wont strecth that that far. i mite be able to push to a 6800gt thou hopefully.ill get looking as i sold my laptop so i have the money to finish building my new rig.:)
Getting a 6800GT is good idea. It still can pay all games maxed out highest settings. Then when you need the extra power you can get another 6800GT and run in SLI. A lot of benchmarks showed dual 6800GT out beating a single 7800GTX. But if you do have the money get a 7800GTX :) or a ATI X850 PE :)
you LAID down the law, agreed thats the best idea
st.jimmyMy buget wont strecth that that far. i mite be able to push to a 6800gt thou hopefully.ill get looking as i sold my laptop so i have the money to finish building my new rig.:)
7800GT's are $400 and run a lot faster than 6xxx series.