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Hello,

Can I run ATI master and slave graphics cards in a Ultra-D nF4 or Expert MB so I can run CrossFire, or have I mist somthing?. I ask because I have an ATi in my UltraD at this time and I really like the ultra wide desktop in two monitor mode that Hydravions gives.

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Hello,

Can I run ATI master and slave graphics cards in a Ultra-D nF4 or Expert MB so I can run CrossFire, or have I mist somthing?. I ask because I have an ATi in my UltraD at this time and I really like the ultra wide desktop in two monitor mode that Hydravions gives.

 

 

Nope,

 

Crossfire is propriatary to ATI chipsets and dont see ATI ever releasing thay instruction set anytime soon. So pick your path:

 

Do I go all Nvidia?

Do I go all ATI?

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Both companies are being stupid, really. In ATI's case, I'd be willing to buy an ATI 1800/1900 card and run it rather than my 7900 gt if it was scaleable like the SLI. But guess what? My SLI board can't run two 1800/1900's. Good job ATI, because you can't share your super secret instructions you lost out on two video card purchases. I suppose nVidia made out, but, they should take into consideration that more people with ATI cards would buy their nf4 chipsets were they compatible with Crossfire. Both situations apply vice versa and officially irritate me about both companies.

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Its getting really hard to choose. I'm working on a new build and can't bend my mind around what ATI and nVidia are doing. Its seems that you either pick one or the other, and then you are stuck with that until the next great thing, and then you are probably faced with replacing most everything. There was a time when there was an upgrade path, but that seems to be no more.

 

So if I don't care so much about Crossfire or SLI configuration, whats the best way to go for now. NF4 Ultra-D is a super mobo and prooven. Still there are some pretty interesting results coming out of the CFX3200-DR discussion. Any thoughts? I'm trying to sort this out for a new build but its really confusing.

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for me it's all about price buy somthing a generation old(ha iin this game thats about a week)then overclock the s**t out of it until the price drops again a big money eating circle

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