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Old 01-12-08, 10:00 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Good crossfire mobo?


Taking the plunge to upgrade my system again. I was about to get the Abit IP35-Pro but I realized it does not support crossfire. I have already got my 3870 so going with 8800gt is out of the question now :P. My question to you all is what is an equally good OCing board that would support crossfire?

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Old 01-12-08, 10:23 AM   #2
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The IP35Pro will run crossfire, just at 16x/4x PCIe bus instead of 16x/16x PCIe bus which you will find in the X38 chipset. From what I understand, there is very little performance loss running P35 in crossfire vs X38. Pretty big price difference in boards too.

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Old 01-12-08, 10:40 AM   #3
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The best one is the Asus P5E, although its kinda pricey...but at least it has the X38 chipset

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Old 01-12-08, 11:57 AM Thread Starter   #4
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Got any links on performance hit on the p35? I mean if its not too big of a hit then the savings on the can go towards the new vid card lol

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if your considering crossfire the asus maximus formula is the way to go.

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Got any links on performance hit on the p35? I mean if its not too big of a hit then the savings on the can go towards the new vid card lol
Here's one comparison of 16x/4x, 8x/8x, and 16x/16x with HD2900XT's. It's all over the place and all 3 formats win some benches.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...8_versus_p35/1

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Old 01-12-08, 01:14 PM Thread Starter   #7
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Anyone have anything to say about the Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775?

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