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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:53 AM
Posted 10 October 2006 - 05:53 AM
SLI is the better technology: It is more mature with more tuning and scales better. CF also needs a CF master card and an external connection between the cards, making it more of a hassle.
Which is better (obviously opinion based) - SLI or Crossfire?
SLI only works on motherboards with nVIDIA's SLI chipset. I've heard about some third party hacks to get it to run on other chipsets, but I don't know how well they actually works. To choose from there is the nForce 570SLI and nForce 590SLI, but there has been some disappointment with them in the overclocking department mainly. nVIDIA is supposed to release some new chipsets addressing the problems.
What determines whether SLI or Crossfire will be compatible with a given MB?
Well the first thing is power, as you already know. The second is space: Two long cards with dual slot coolers takes a lot of space and severely limits you your expansion possibilities. It can also get in the way of airflow in to small a case. Thirdly: No point in getting either CF or SLI if you don't waste lots money on a CPU, or it will bottleneck your system.
What pointers do those that run an SLI/Crossfire setup have (ie regarding RAM, HDD, Cooling, etc)?
Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:28 PM
Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:20 PM
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