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
DanTheBanjoman
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by: DaMulta
My ears
So because you "heard so" we should believe it? I'd prefer to see if it actually gets released and see how it works.
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#2
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
OK just letting you know what one of the ____ guys told me.


I am on a sponsored AMD team:)
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#3
DanTheBanjoman
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by: DaMulta
Ok just letting you know what one of the ____ guys told me.
Apply for a job at the inq ;)

The article doesn't say if xDNA is a software based solution though. In fact if it is it would probably work on any card (BIOS flash would be enough probably). They might just use some additional chip/bridge or whatever.
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#4
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I'm talking driver wise.

Their cards will be more that the flash like you are saying,(Tha'ts a good guess) with the soft burned in instead of drivers from AMD.
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#5
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Then it might just work, in fact if it gets released and it sucks balls they'd just give their company a bad name.
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#6
Mussels
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by: 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.
it could be done in hardware. instead of merely using a connector cable between the cards, they COULD actually stick an ATI crossfire chip on the cable - more expensive, but works on any mobo.
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#7
Casheti
I don't care that I'm a fanboy, ATi rules...
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
so Nvidia chipset based boards should shoot through the roof now. Not sure if this is a wise decision or not...
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#9
eidairaman1
well if Nvidia Follows Suit along with Intel then its a Win-Win for everyone.
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#10
Scrizz
so is this xDNA out yet? and if it is, does it work?

Does xDNA enable crossfire on a 945GC board?
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