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colten155

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#1 11 years ago

i got a new ATI Radeon x1950 pro gfx card and it says it's ATI crossfire ready.. what does that mean? wtf is ati crossfire?




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#2 11 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_(GPU)

Basically lets you add another ATI CrossFire-compatible graphics card to your PC, giving you more graphical horsepower. It's the rival technology to nVidia SLI.

You'll need a CrossFire motherboard to be able to use CrossFire, though.




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#3 11 years ago

Yeah, if you have the money to go out and buy another ATI card (I think you would need the same one), AND if your motherboard has two PCI-E slots, then you can get Crossfire. And ATI Crossfire hasn't seemed to work too good lately.




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#4 11 years ago

I used to use it, didn't find it all that good.




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#5 11 years ago

You should explain why didn't find it "all that good".




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#6 11 years ago

Be sure it's not an SLI motherboard, as well. I've heard CrossFire doesn't work on an SLI board (a single card will work, but 2 Crossfire cards won't work on an SLI board).




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#7 11 years ago

No, they won't. You'll need a CrossFire compatible chipset, either in the form of an "official" CrossFire motherboard, or a hybrid CrossFire/SLI motherboard such as an EPOX EP-5P945C GLI. (However the performance of the latter leaves somewhat to be desired when compared to a 'native' CF mobo.)




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#8 11 years ago

It's much easier to just use single slot cards, that rank high, like the one you have: ATI Radeon X1950 PRO GFX. Someting high like that, with a nice machine, you don't need Crossfire. It would be nice (very nice if it works correctly), but it's not really necessary.




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#9 11 years ago

I advise you not to get one! Having 2 video cards is just a scam so you'll pay more money! Unless you are playing new games at 2560x1600 than you'll really need it.




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#10 11 years ago

in my visw crossfire is better than SLI .