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SLI mobo with ATI graphics card

By jb444
Mar 29, 2007
  1. Hi,
    I recentlygot into gaming and im thinking of upgrading to an asus crosshair with a couple of nice graphics cards, but on the spec here
    says supports NVIDIA cards for SLI, my question is, untill i get round to buying the new cards can i use my ati X1600XT card with this board or is it only limited to NVIDIA when using SLI?
    Many thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    yeah pretty sure it will work as it is still a PCI-E slot. its just got the chipset for SLI to work.

    mite be wrong but im pretty sure it will work.... someone will know for sure...
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Yes, it will work fine :)
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,670

    will work fine with one video card but will not work with two of those cards.
     
  5. jb444

    jb444 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    thanks guys, look forward to buying the new mobo.
    Cheers!
    Chris
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    You can use any PCI-E card that supports SLI. of course SLI implies TWO of the same identical cards.
     
  7. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Posts: 405

    With SLI you need the bridge, whereas with crossfire you need a "crossfire edition" graphics card.

    One graphics card will work regardless, but don't bother trying to get two to work, since without the sli bridge (That you can't attach to an ati card) sli won't work :)
     
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