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Old 07-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if SLI and Crossfire are a waste then why are they making all these boards with them? Every Gamer Mobo that is recommended I see SLI / Crossfire offered? Is it just offered just because in case someone wants to waste that much money on having 2 cards they don't need?
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the DSR3 isnt SLI or Crossfire and it has to be the most recommended boards on here

its just there to say its there

but yes its a waste of money
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It's not so much a gimmick but a hype. Magazines make SLI and Crossfire sound so good with their "Up to 80% Performance Increase Than Single Video card!"

However in reality most times you are paying 100% more the price for an extra card and gaining 25-35% increased performance....still not so computer savvy people will listen to the magazines and think their SLI 8600's are kicking ***! While in reality a single X1950XT for only 180 bucks destroys them in SLI.
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It's not so much a gimmick but a hype. Magazines make SLI and Crossfire sound so good with their "Up to 80% Performance Increase Than Single Video card!"

However in reality most times you are paying 100% more the price for an extra card and gaining 25-35% increased performance....still not so computer savvy people will listen to the magazines and think their SLI 8600's are kicking ***! While in reality a single X1950XT for only 180 bucks destroys them in SLI.
gotta love them x1950xt's
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get the x1950xt!! mine should be here today(hopefully) or tomorrow...
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Luving mine so far. I pulled the heatsink off last night and put some MX-1 on it. Once it is cured I'll see what the temps run. I'm folding with it, so it is under constant load.
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Luving mine so far. I pulled the heatsink off last night and put some MX-1 on it. Once it is cured I'll see what the temps run. I'm folding with it, so it is under constant load.
how do u do that? screws or something
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yea just use a screwdriver to take it off an replace the thermal paste
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lol i need a new toolkit, cuz it can't handle tiny screws
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I've got a set of precision screwdrivers... those tiny ones for like eyeglasses and stuff. It's really simple to do, but it made me nervous... I didn't want to drop it.

The GPU was cool, though... looked like it had a purple glazed exterior. It was a lot smaller than what I thought it would be. My next step is to get a good third-party cooler for it.
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