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Old 06-22-08, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Crossfire Mobo recommendations

Any recommendations for a good crossfire motherboard?
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Old 06-22-08, 06:09 PM   #2
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One of the Gigabyte P35, X38 or X48 boards.
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Old 06-22-08, 06:24 PM   #3
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Why Gigabyte in particular?
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im using the asus maximus formula special edition with x38 chipset and i love it rock stable and tons of oc options....
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Why Gigabyte in particular?
...or ASUS
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Old 06-22-08, 06:58 PM   #6
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I thought I remembered reading P35 isn't the best choice for crossfire.

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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...8_versus_p35/1
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his is all a bit irrelevant though, as performance differences were quite often so small that general system optimisation or gentle overclocking of either the CPU, front side bus or graphics cards will negate any performance difference. That's not including just simply overclocking the PCI-Express bus to give you more speed if you're width is restricted to x8 or x4.

We would recommend avoiding virtually every P35 board that sports CrossFire as a feature, but that's not to say you should avoid P35 boards as a whole though - it's just CrossFire on in this situation is financially stupid. Why pay for a cheaper P35 board and then fork out for two expensive graphics cards when you can't get the most out of them?
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P35 is quite bad for crossfire, it only gets about half of the performance compared to x48
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i havent tried crossfire but i will be when the 4870 comes out you can bet on that.....
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X38 or X48 done.
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actually...I think I'm going to go with an AMD 9850BE for my crossfire build, have an Intel/Nvidia rig and an all AMD rig
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ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail [4x16 PCI-E]
Item #: N82E16813131291
$189.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231166
$104.99

AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103249

AMD Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Single Player Game - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995048
-$59.99 Combo
$235.00

Subtotal: $529.98

Not bad at all.
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ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail [4x16 PCI-E]
Item #: N82E16813131291
$189.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231166
$104.99

AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103249

AMD Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Single Player Game - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995048
-$59.99 Combo
$235.00

Subtotal: $529.98

Not bad at all.
That's what I'm looking at, and I already have 4GB of memory for it
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