Crossfire vs SLI

By Rayy
Oct 6, 2009
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  1. which is better crossfire or sli?
    could you guys tell me with reasons
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85

    Hi Rayy,
    both crossfire and SLI are hugely dependent on driver support for their efficiency and function. ATI has the edge as they put out a new driver set each month. over the last year driver support has improved crossfire performance upwards of 30%.
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i think crossfire scales better in most games and like red said ati releases new drivers every month :)
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Both of them work fairly well in most cases, but some games have a tenancy to gain no performance or, in rare cases, lose performance (ahem, Crysis) when SLI is enabled. I do not know if Crossfire has the same issues, but I would imagine that it does with certain games because the technology is extremely dependent on driver support to ensure efficient use of multiple cards driving one monitor.
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    lol ati drivers are imo a lot better than nvidia drivers since they are being worked on all the time and crossfire doesn't take a hit in crysis :)
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Does Crossfire support dual monitors? I haven't looked into it, but I suppose if it does then Crossfire is better than SLI in most cases.
  7. RiseorDie

    RiseorDie Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    dont they preform better in thier own respective ways, but sli might win in most tests
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85

    in a word, no. crossfire out performs SLI in every facet. driver support is superior and is even further exemplified in tri and quad card configurations.
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