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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by lee_car, 10 Mar 2006.

  1. lee_car


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 8

    hi am i right in thinking sli is nvidia? if so what is the ATI equivalent? i am looking to buy the Asus A8R-MVP and see it has 2 pci-e slots, will i be able to run 2 ati cards?

    thanks lee
  2. chovi


    Joined: 5 Feb 2006

    Posts: 83

  3. paradigm


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,644

    Location: Staffordshire

    You need a crossfire enabled board (will be obvious which are), to run ATI's crossfire system (SLI equiv).
  4. lee_car


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 8

    thanks guys

    cheers lee
  5. bbreezeuk


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,145

    Location: Bath, UK

    Nvidia sli X16 will be better than crossfire IMO as i have the asus A8N32 and with the 7900s coming out it wont take long for this baord to have a performance increase over standard sli
  6. Zephyrus


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 518

    Location: Scotland

    I don't understand that :confused: Of course with 7900's SLi'd it will be better than 7800's SLi'd. But i don't see how that on it's own makes SLi better than crossfire.
  7. Goksly


    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,624

    Location: Nottingham

    Nvidia should have the lead over xfire, as they had a head start... but before we start counting chickens - check some reviews where crossfire is done on the RD580. Thats meant to give xfire a decent boost.