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    ATI crossfire pic.



    Shot of the DVI slot. Looks to have almost 2x the holes as a normal dvi out.



    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23570
    Last edited by ol' man; May 30th, 2005 at 11:59 AM.

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    So will we be able to use our regular X800XL PCIe cards as second (slave) card or not?

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    Originally posted by F_A_L_C_O_N
    So will we be able to use our regular X800XL PCIe cards as second (slave) card or not?
    Yes.

    The uber connector is DMS-59 (usually used for dual DVI).

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    Would had prefered to see 2 GPU's integrated into one board. I find the SLI approach to be clumbsy. Taking up the extra slot, twice the price.

    Hope it stacks up against nVidia's SLI.

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    Wow thats great, I might eventually get my "SLI" then after all.

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    Hope it stacks up against nVidia's SLI.
    I think it will, the ati sli version will accelerate all games as opposed to nvidia which accelerate only a few games.
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    Also, I don't think it needs chipset support from the motherboard - just two slots and enough bandwidth.

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    Tuxy:

    Would had prefered to see 2 GPU's integrated into one board. I find the SLI approach to be clumbsy. Taking up the extra slot, twice the price.
    I guess the advantage SLI presents is the ability to purchase 1 uber video card when it's the latest thang, then further down the track, when games require more grunt still and that uber video card has dropped down in price substantially, you can just smack another one in and double your performance.

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    wow, now you're down at least 4 expansion slots. It appears the extra slot between the 2 cards won't be possible to use either. That means 5 slots taken up by 2 graphics cards. From the looks of that reference motherboard in the picture, you may not want to use any of the slots.

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    Well you dont have to buy any of those double slot taking HSF cards.
    In my case X800XL really takes only one slot, since in the middle between the two PCIe 16x slots, there are two PCIe 1x slots.
    And there is enaugh room between the bottom PCIe 16x slot and 1st PCI slot.

    But yes if you go for something like X850 with those big HSF solutions you loose but all the available space.

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    Originally posted by MuFu
    Yes.

    The uber connector is DMS-59 (usually used for dual DVI).
    So i wonder if one could trhee monitors then with this card when not in SLI.

    One can only dream

    I know what connector you are talking about. We have a ton of matrox with dual heads but it really is only one head like this with double the pins. It requires a special adapter DVI to DMS-59 (as you call it) glad I know what to call it now.

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    Originally posted by AMD Guy
    Here is what you need!
    http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=2624666
    Actually at my school we have a few of them laying around but instead they are DMS-59 ---(6' cables)---dual DVI-I out. They give you the whole thing cables and all. We also have some with dual VGA out from the DMS-59 but they are short like in the refered link.

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    Full previews here:

    http://www.beyond3d.com/reviews/ati/mvp/
    http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Nzc4
    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2432

    Doesn't look like they are offering Crossfire on anything but their own motherboards at the moment but this could well change.

    Looks like quite a reasonable upgrade path for X800/X850 owners - the new FSAA modes in particular sound pretty hot.

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    I've only seen a few Doom3 scores so far. Looks like a paper launch to me or is this just and "anouncements"? It does look promising though, but it sound like it does not work on an NF4 SLI board. That is not so good.
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