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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by pantherx12, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. pantherx12

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    it's a AMD 770 Chipset..
    it's able to crossfire but not @ full x16/x16

    it's very good though..
    DDR3, AM3, and many more..
     
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    8x/8x arent they?

    at 2.0 speeds, it doesnt matter for single GPU cards.
     
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    indeed..
    but for a super beefy graphics card like 4870x2 or 4890

    it's better to have a full x16/x16 PCI-e slot..
     
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    wont matter for a 4890 really, but x2 cards will be held back.

    remember that 2.0 8x is equal to 16x 1.1
     
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    770 is 16/4, which is still fine.
     
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    equal it and you get x8/x8
    which is *mussel said* ok for single gpu
     
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    well no, you get 32x/8x in 1.1 speed - which is still acceptable
     
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    So not a bad deal then?

    : ]

    Think I'll get this for my build then.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    AMD 770 is a budget crossfire chipset,
    so it's a good deal to have one..
     
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    Nope, it's x16/x4. Further, the second slot is wired to the southbridge. If you're planning for a Crossfire setup using anything >HD4700, avoid this.
     
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    No the 770 is not meant for CF whatsoever.
    Grab a 790GX, thats the budget CF chipset.

    8x + 8x is still better than 16x + 4x.
     
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    770 chipset runs hot. I would not recommend it, especially if you want to use CrossFire.
     
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    At lease mine does not seems to run hot.
     
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    Who knew buying computer parts would be so hard :p
     
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    770 is one of the coolest, leanest AMD chipsets (low transistor count). It runs hot only because motherboard manufacturers cheap-out with NB coolers. Recent boards are generous with the chipset cooling.
     
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    Anyways, if the OP wants to run Crossfire, I will say at lease get a 790X or GX.
    Or get a 780G with hacked CF, these are basically downclocked 790GXs.
     
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    Between 790X and 790GX, choose 790X. That board is based on 790X+SB700, as far as I can see (no ACC support). Sapphire tends to be horrible as far as keeping the BIOS up to date goes.
     
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    Shopping is so hard!

    Ha ha.

    Woo!

    Turns out my own budget for the rig will be 350 quid! + if I get some birthday money then even more, lets assume its 350 quid though.

    Everything but the mobo and graphics card costs 232 pounds so I've actually got a fair bit of wiggle room.

    What boards can I get now :p
     
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    Nice Erocker :D

    Came across that one myself aswell ( see last post on my thread in system builders subforum)


    Fell in love with the concept of having four graphics cards in there ha ha ( I imagine I won't ever, but its the thought that counts :p )



    So, if I have the money I'll be getting that one, if not I'll be getting the one you suggested littlelizard :D

    Thanks to you both.
     
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    Plus, it overclocks like mad, has an awesome bios and runs nice and cool. It looks good too.
     
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