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Resource Consumer 30-03-2006 09:07:26

Advice Sought from Graphics Card Geekoids
As usual when I pop up on this forum, I am looking for advice.:)

So, assume that I am going for a 2 graphics card solution. I know some of you are sceptical that it is worth the extra money but let's put that to one side for a minute......

Which one? SLI or Crossfire? Can anyone point me to any discussion online that points out in simp[le terms the advantages and disadvantages of each?


Fistandantilus 30-03-2006 09:09:32

Resource Consumer 30-03-2006 10:34:55

Thanks Fist. That did not show up on my search.

I think the driver thing puts me off SLI a bit and leans me towards Crossfire. However, the issue os probably a more concrete one between the currently available options.

So, I am now faced with a more specific question having dug around on the improvements that have happened since that article.

The question is how does 7900GTX SLI compare with X1900XT Crossfire?

Fistandantilus 30-03-2006 10:51:28

You really are into high end tech.

There was an article on gamespot I read awhile ago, not sure how attendible it is but I'll try to find it.

Fistandantilus 30-03-2006 10:56:04

Here it is

There are some benchmarks but as you see it really depends if you want both AA and HDR at the same time or not.

Btw, I'm biased toward ATI so I won't comment :p

Resource Consumer 30-03-2006 11:48:43

Thanks. Most interesting.

I am a bit of an ATI fan myself. Judging from the comments there is not a lot to choose between the two. However, if I read correctly the ATI is more likely to be better in future generations of games (and in the first article there was the suggestion that imporvements in SLI would mean a complete rethink).

I think I prefer the Crossfire (just)

Nav 31-03-2006 09:16:52

Do you actually need two graphics cards? Hardly any games support it and a top of the line single ATI or NVidia would probably be appropriate for your needs.

Resource Consumer 31-03-2006 10:07:59

I am just a flash bastard - and games in the future might like it :)

Nav 31-03-2006 10:32:46

Yeah I know I remember when you tried to buy 4 gigs of memory (or similar) and the PC company couldn't cope! ;)

Only other thing is Monster power = monster noise.

Resource Consumer 31-03-2006 11:24:37

I think I will get it soundproofed and liquid cooled :)

Nav 31-03-2006 12:08:44

Here found one for you:


Resource Consumer 31-03-2006 13:10:24

I prefer the Sav Row one

In fact I'll get three - one for downstairs, one for upstairs and one for the garden

Cruddy 08-04-2006 22:34:22

Crossfire XT1900 is the fastest.

Looks like the twats at Gamespot didn't rename the Fear executable. Duh!

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