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SLI vs Crossfire Chipsets

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Ben Clarke, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

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    Well, time for a new motherboard (YES! AT LAST!)

    Question I have though, is should I go Crossifre or SLI? I've found suitable boards for both, but I'd like more insight on which is best. I presently have aGeForce 7100GS (soon to be gotten rid of, I hope), but am looking for maximum OCability. Which chipset do you recommend?

    Thanks for all your suggestions.
     
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    The nVidia chipsets tend to OC better than AMD chipsets. Supposedly, however, AMD's new 790fx chipset is a great clocker.
     
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  3. Ben Clarke

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    790fx is slightly out of my price range by about £100 lol.

    Another question, which chipset was it that has hacked drivers to run Crossfire and SLI? I was kinda hoping to GPU fold...
     
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    I think it was nForce4 SLI. I suggest a 590SLI board for OCing, however.
     
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    Read the article from W1zzard "NVIDIA tells us the truth about CrossFire".
     
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    What is your budget anyway? There is a healthy amount of Gigabyte boards on that one site. I heard the 775 Fatality series where not all they are cracked up to be. Personally I would just find DFI and be done with it :roll:
     
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    hmm, you've got me interested, where can i find this article of which you speak?
     
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    That's just a few years out of date.....
     
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    if you dont have much requirements on oc (basic it works prerfect on 1333 from 1066 THAT IT nothing more) is very good and cheap.
    perhaps the cheapest sli...
     
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    The hacked drivers are intended for intel chipsets...and TBH they suck ballz. the newest version of these HACKED drivers is like the 91.xx series, oh and BTW they do NOT support the *series cards at all!!!!
     
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    Decided on Crossfire. ASUS P5K or P5K-E? Does the P5K-E have extra features that or worth the extra cash?
     
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    I didnt look at the date of the article Nvidia tells us the truth about crossfire - Sorry
     
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Isn't SLi chipset based and Crossfire driver based?

    Now if that is true why not get an nForce based board. Then you could run crossfire on it if the time ever comes.
     

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