Sunday, October 28th 2007

Diamond xDNA Allows CrossFire on Any Chipset With Any Cards

Diamond Multimedia has made a big impact on the graphics card market with their lineup of Radeon video cards a while back and it was the first to announce the launch of Radeon HD2900XT 1GB just recently. Diamond now has plans on a new platform called xDNA. xDNA enables users to run a CrossFire setup on any chipset, and that includes NVIDIA chipsets. Users can pick almost any motherboard with any socket, fit it with two Diamond Radeon cards and run CrossFire on it using Diamond's xDNA technology.Source: NordicHardware
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60 Comments on Diamond xDNA Allows CrossFire on Any Chipset With Any Cards

#1
niko084
I was waiting for this to happen!
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#2
Urbklr
Awsome!! Take that Nvidia!!
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#3
panchoman
Sold my stars!
whoa. nvidia pooned! bring on the ati fanboys!
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#4
ChaoticBlankness
That is almost too good to be true... and if it takes off others will follow! :eek:
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#5
Jizzler
I'm actually looking forward to AMD's next slew of chipsets... but it's nice to have an option :)
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#6
niko084
by: ChaoticBlankness
That is almost too good to be true... and if it takes off others will follow! :eek:
They have been talking about it for quite a while now..
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#7
ccleorina
Izit? I was waiting for this to happen! ATI Rule................:rockout: Why just ATI make a Driver that work on any Mobo?:roll:
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#8
JacKz5o
I wonder how performance will be on xDNA compared to a native CrossFire chipset like X38 or something.
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#9
pt
not a suicide-bomber
well
now we just need to wait for them :)
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#10
wazzledoozle
Really, I dont see why multi-gpu tech should require a specialized chipset. The tech is built into the PCI-E specification, its just the vendors being greedy that requires special chipsets.
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#11
Jizzler
Next up... raising the limit of cards in Crossfire from 2 (4 in the near future) to 8? 16? :D

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#12
ccleorina
by: Jizzler
Next up... raising the limit of cards in Crossfire from 2 (4 in the near future) to 8? 16? :D


No.... A Dual Core GPU or Quad Core GPU:banghead:
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#13
erocker
by: panchoman
whoa. nvidia pooned! bring on the ati fanboys!
by: Urbklr911
Awsome!! Take that Nvidia!!
Both of you don't really use your brains too much do you?
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#14
SK-1
You can count me in when this is for sale.
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#15
a111087
by: erocker
Both of you don't really use your brains too much do you?
ALARM! Nvidia Fanboy! :laugh: ok... no, you just criticized two users with out even stating your point or anything.... so, here you go.
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#16
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: a111087
ALARM! Nvidia Fanboy! :laugh:
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#17
AphexDreamer
So its only with the Diamond Card? I Can't do that with lets say Sapphire?:confused:
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#18
ccleorina
by: AphexDreamer
So its only with the Diamond Card? I Can't do that with lets say Sapphire?:confused:
If ATI who make the driver then it will run on any mobo chipset:rockout:
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#19
panchoman
Sold my stars!
hmmm doesn't sapphire something like that on their dual x1950pro? its a single card with 2 x1950pro chips on it running x-fire
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#20
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
by: wazzledoozle
Really, I dont see why multi-gpu tech should require a specialized chipset. The tech is built into the PCI-E specification, its just the vendors being greedy that requires special chipsets.
I agree 110%
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#21
ChaoticBlankness
As long as xDNA is not driver based, I'm gonna pick up two Diamond 512MB RV670s!

*I have an NF4-SLI*
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#22
erocker
Too hillarious! I'm being called a Nvidia fanboy!:roll: I hate Nvidia. Yes I use thier card, but I hate them. And to give you a pointless point, I also hate people who bring up fanboys and corporate allegiences in newsposts.
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#23
erocker
by: ChaoticBlankness
As long as xDNA is not driver based, I'm gonna pick up two Diamond 512MB RV670s!

*I have an NF4-SLI*
No doubt, goodbye GTS! Hello 2 beautiful single slot ATi's!!
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#24
TheGuruStud
I'm sure it's all software driven and as shown in the past = less performance.
Don't get too excited or Nvidia will come to castrate you.
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#25
unsmart
How can they do this without the go ahead from NV/AMD and all the chipset manufactures. This would require modding of chipset and graphics driver which are copy written. Seems odd there the only ones that are allowed to do this. I would think a company that used both brands of GPUs would get the green light first. Maybe there the first to come out with it and NV and AMD have open there hearts to the idea of sharing:slap: or it could be BS?
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