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CrossFire on a ASUS Crosshair ??

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by VulkanBros, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. VulkanBros

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    In the manual for my ASUS Croshair mobo there is a lot of talking about SLI...and there even is a SLI cable/bridge cable included......
    BUT nothing about CrossFire ??
    I also have a Sapphire HD2600XT 512 MB card...and I am wondering if its possible to do CrossFire with a identical card - at all ??
    Does the Nvidia nFore 590 SLI chipset not support CrossFire ???
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  2. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    it's an SLI chipset. only intel chipsets support both.
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    Damm it...damm it.... f*** triple damm it......I knew there was a cat barried in this cheap motherboard....

    Basicly you are telling me, that only Intel and AMD chipsets supports CrossFire ?
    And F***** Nvidia chipsets is ONLY supporting it´s own double-card technoligy ??

    Great......really great.....anyone who will buy a cheap ASUS Crosshair ??
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  4. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    nah, it goes like this:
    Amd chipsets: some support SLI, some support CF
    Intel Chipsets: some support Sli, some support CF, some support both
    Nvidia chipsets: SLI only
    ATi chipsets: CF only, but SLI with hacked drivers.
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    Demos_sav New Member

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    how much are you asking for it?

    EDIT:Forget it i just saw it doesn't support Core 2's
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    With nVidia chipsets, I don't really think they will allow a competitors technology to work.
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    only intel chipsets you can get hacked drivers so they support both sli and crossfire
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    each board says on the packaging and so on, if they do SLI or crossfire - no board officially does both.
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    right, but the chipsets support both. my board and abit aw9d max both use intel 975x, but my board is crossfire, and the abit board is sli. the chipset supports both, so do the boards, just not officially.
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    SLI requires a Nvidia MCP or south bridge. Hacked drivers bypass this requirement. Crossfire can run on any chipset as long as the driver will recognize the chipset as a Crossfire compatible.
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    actually, crossfire requires a special hardware chip within the northbridge. SLI doesn't.
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    Thanx guys.....It´s my own fault...I should have asked before buying the Crosshair..
    I think I will buy two 8600GTS cards and sell my HD2600XT card....(i really hate this...I am a AMD/ATI woman)....thats called betraylling (sorry ATI/AMD)
    Thanks again...
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    point of 2 8600gt's you might aswell have a 8800gt or 2950pro when they come out will be alot faster than 2 pathetic 8600's
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    You know that the HP blackbird has two 2900xt on a Asus Striker Extreme. HP modded the bios to do so. What you need is that bios...handed over to a bios specialist, and apply the mods to other boards.
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    i dont know about you but i have yet to find a AMD chipset that supports SLI..wouldnt that just go against everything there trying to accomplish? and there is no ATI chipset anymore:p
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    ehhhh...this Asus Striker Extreme ... is that running on Nvidia nForce 590 SLI MCP chipset ??
    ...else I don´t see the point ???
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    its the same striker extreme as the retail version,just more than likely has a proprietary bios with all the HP goodies in there
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    The striker has the 680 chipset. As for the board itself, it probably has a proprietary bios, but the only changes that i can think of is 1) supporting the option to launch a recovery partition, and 2) hold tattoo information for the particular unit.
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    Found it :
    Striker Extreme
    - Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
    - Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
    - Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
    - NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI™
    - Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533
    - Extreme Tweaker
    - SupremeFX / DTS Connect / Array Mic / Noise Filter
    - LCD Poster
    - EL I/O
    - Onboard LED
    - Onboard Switches
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    Very cool found ktr.....

    here is a small passage from Rahul Sood´s blog :

    Will there be a choice of motherboard as well?

    Rahul: Well, when we get to the later boards for AMD, yes, but we’re only doing Intel at first. What’s really cool is that we’re only using the nForce chipset for Intel, because it’s the best chipset, but we’re also giving the choice of CrossFire or SLI on it.

    Sorry, did you just say you were running CrossFire on an nForce SLI chipset?

    Rahul: That’s correct.

    How do you do that?

    Rahul: With a little bit of Voodoo magic! *laughs* It’s all a part of the whole Voodoo DNA thing, and working with our partners to make it happen.

    What does Nvidia think of this?

    Rahul: You know, that’s a very good question! If I could look at the face of my Nvidia ref right now and see what he was thinking, I’d probably say that he gets it. I think Nvidia understands that Blackbird is a game-changing system. In other words, it’s no longer about the technology inside the machine; it’s about the customer experience. That is how we designed Blackbird, and that is why we’re agnostic when it comes to components.

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    I need Voodoo magic.........where to get that :eek:
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    The man knows what the customer wants :rockout:

    If you have money to burn and dont feel like doing a DIY, blackbird ftw.
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    Youre right......That HP BlackBird 002 gaming rig is really something......hmmm....it´s almost christmas...I am sure that someone would will give me one ( Santa ? ) :toast:
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