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crossfire setup question

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by JFITZ, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. JFITZ New Member

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    I'm currenty building my computer setup and my dad bought me a gecube 2600xt. i have a Asus m2a-mvp motherboard. I have read that this card needs two 16x lanes. I discovered that the board only supports one card in 16x and crossfire 8x apiece.Newegg states that to run crossfire with two of these cards i need a motherboard that can run two 16x lanes.Is this going to be a problem?Can i still run cards that support two 16x lanes on a board that supports two 8x lanes?
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    I'm running CF in 8x by 8x right now.

    I can't tell the difference in 16x and 8x. Where you will see it, is if you are doing soft crossfire.
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    soft crossfire?
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    yes soft >> that means software controlled as apposed to dongle....I believe but I could be wrong.
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    Meaning it uses a software interconnect between the 2 cards versus a bridge. In other words, does your card have a crossfire interconnect on the pcb?
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    yeah it came with a crossfire bridge connector but i also think that is capable of using the software as well.

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