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Which X1800/X1900 Crossfire - Master/Slave?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Viberious, 17 May 2006.

  1. Viberious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,496

    Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

    I looking to change my X850XT PCIe card for one of those fancy X1800/X1900 not sure which, but anyway I currently have a Abit AN8 Ultra standard m/board which type of graphics card could I use. I'm not sure with all this crossfire master/slave situation.

    Also which card is quiet - I currently have fitted Arctic Cooling Rev.2 ATI 5 and its very quiet. I would like something equally in noise if possible.

    Any suggestions

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Depending on price these are the cards i would advise you get (dont get a master card as they are only needed for crossfire setups) ...

    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-103-SP)
    Available This Week Only for just £189.95 +VAT.
    Good increase in performance with double the ram of your current card & not too expensive.
    or

    Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO)
    Price: £239.95 (£281.94 Including VAT at 17.5%)
    Great bang per buck card. Great performance

    or if you want really,really silent then either of these top of the range cards with non standard cooling ...

    HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ 3 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-053-HT)
    Available This Week Only for just £279.95 +VAT.

    or

    HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X ICEQ 3 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-052-HT)
    Available This Week Only for just £299.95 +VAT.

    or

    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X BLIZZARD 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-123-SP)
    Price: £389.95 (£458.19 Including VAT at 17.5%)
     
  3. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,501

    Location: In a house

    Just buy the cheapest x1900 and bang a Zalman on it. :)
     
  4. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    Agree.