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680i Motherboards

By BizzyBone1337
Dec 28, 2006
  1. Hi... this is my first day in the forum =D im sure you guys are a good group of individuals and i am happy to be a part of this forum.

    I am building a new computer and play 1st person shooter games at low resolutions but i would like AA and other visual enhancements ran.

    According to TomsHardware Benchmarks an ATI X1950 Crossfire Edition outperformed the Nvidia 8800GTX at low resolutions by a very large margin on hl2.

    So based on what i will be using it for a Crossfire setup will be better suited for me. But with DX10 comming out soon, i wanna be prepared to jump over to nvidia in a few years without having to replace my motherboard.

    I also want a x6800 intel duo core extreme processor

    based on some preliminary research, i have came to the conclusion that 680i boards are great but i would like to run an ATI card for the moment.
    Can i successfully run a crossfire setup on a 680i motherboard?
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Nope. Can't do it.

    You have to choose a board that either supports crossfire or SLI. One or the other. The 680i chipset is made by Nvidia and only supports SLI. You can of course use a single ATI gpu with the 680i chipset, but you can not configure two ATI cards into a crossfire config.
     
  3. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    You could find modded drivers running SLI on ANY (including crossfire ones) chipset (and thus have sli + crossfire) - ofcourse, without any guarentee or anything, but it's worth a try =). However, it won't with with a 7950GX2, let alone anything newer (like a 8800 card).
     
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