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Old 01-10-2008, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i was just wondering whats the diffrence between crossfire and sli?
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Crossfire is ATI
SLI is Nvidia
Crossfire lets you use intel chipsets
SLI -forces- you to use nvidia chipsets (which suck)
Crossfire scales a little better than SLI when it works, but SLI seems to have more support than crossfire.
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so basically that means if if i got a Asus Maximus then i cant get a nVidia video card?
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You can however there is no support for SLI on that board, only crossfire. If you wanted to go nvidia you could use two cars but in stand alone mode only.
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I think the only limitation is if you plan to do 2 gpus...if you only plan to buy 1 any is ok? If I'm wrong...known to happen...let me know
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and nvdia chipsets don't "suck", people just find Intel's able to overclock slightly better.
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When i say they suck, i mean they run hot and burn up WAY more often than intel chipsets.

I actually had great results overclocking my 680i, that was before it fried the memory controller.
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ya nvidia always seems to have problems with there chipsets, when they first came out the 680i didnt run sata.
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Hence, AMD > Nvidia. Just wait. 3870x2's in xfire will be beating 9800gx2's, and be setting records in 3dmark
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I dont know bout you guys but i will stick with nVidia and only nVidia i never did like ATI cards so if i cant have sli on the maximus i guess in the future i will just get the 780i board.
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