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motherboards with crosslink

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Immy, 21 Dec 2007.

  1. Immy

    Immy What's a Dremel?

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    I'm looking into purchasing a new Asus motherboard and i dont want to go the sli route. From what i have read you can either get a 680/780 nvidia chipset with an sli setup or you can get a p35 or x38 chipset with crosslink. I want a powerful gaming motherboard and i have used Asus for years, i trust them they are reliable so i dont want to use another brand.

    Can you still use a single nvidia graphics card with the crosslink motherboards? Are there any performance issues or reasons why you should only use them with Ati cards?
     
  2. Gravemind123

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    By Crosslink I believe you mean Crossfire, which is the dual graphics solution from ATI/AMD. Crosslinx is a proprietary PCI-E lane splitter for Asus boards that allows x8/x8 Crossfire on P35 or triple crossfire on X38. Any graphics card will work in a motherboard with any chipset, right now I am using a 7900GS in an Intel chipset board, and it performs no better or worse then my friend who has one in a 680i motherboard. The only reason you need to match chipsets is for Crossfire support(needs Intel or ATI/AMD chipset) or SLI(needs nVidia chipset).
     

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