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Opinions on best choice of action. Video Card Foul-up

By edge50k
May 29, 2005
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  1. Ok, I just got my CM Stacker tower setup with SLI board and liquid cooling system and everything is set to go... but.. I went to put in both of my ATI Radeon X850 XT PCI-E (VTKX850XT256PCIE) cards in the SLI Setup, and I noticed they didn't have the slot for connecting them to eachother with the PCB bridge thingy. So I take it ATI cannot do SLI? Is there no way around this? If not what are my choices? I'm not so sure the store I got these from has that great of a return policy. Should I stick with 1 of these cards? or go try to return them for 2 of nVidia's? ATI vrs nVIDIA.... =\ was kind of set on ATI but now I see or atleast I think that I can not work SLI with them.
  2. JustinPS

    JustinPS TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I may be wrong (though I'm 90% sure I'm not), but I'm sure that ATI does not support SLI--I think it's an Nvidia-created setup. Since that's the case, you would have to return the ATI's and grab the best NVidia's available (I haven't been keeping up with video cards lately, so I'm not sure what the best PCI-E would be).

    -Justin
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    nVidia Sli, Ati Multirendering

    JustinPS change that 100 percent

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    If that questionable store sold two ati's for Sli then you may have grounds to
    return them under false info, provided they told you they would work.
    At least you'd think they'd take one back.
    G'Luck
    let us know what happens, maybe some one here may want one of the vid cards.
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