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Legit Reviews has taken a look at how the latest iteration of ATI's Crossfire compares against NVIDIA's SLI technology. Overall, the article gives readers a good illustration of how each technology stacks up against the other. However, seeing X1800XT cards in Crossfire on the ATI front pitted against NVIDIA's GeForce 7800GT's in SLI is anything but a fair comparison. Let's hope the gang at Legit Reviews get their hands on some GeForce 7800 GTX cards (256MB or 512MB) so we can have a fair and accurate depiction of what the overall results would be. A single mid to high-end video card will give you extremely playable performance in all of today's... Read more...
Just when people were getting excited about SLI coming to notebooks, ATI has given mobile users yet another reason to smile. The Inquirer reports that notebook ODM Clevo is working on a Crossfire-enabled notebook to compliment their SLI-enabled notebooks. Regardless of whether you favor ATI or NVIDIA, one thing is absolutely certain. The desktop replacement notebook is on the verge of becoming just that. When the only deciding factor between choosing a LAN system is size and not performance, the choice of a mobile system becomes painfully simple. A VERY famous notebook Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) Clevo works on Crossfire system for notebooks.... Read more...
The gang at HardOCP have taken a look at ATI's current flagship Radeon X1800 XT in a Crossfire dual-GPU configuration. Although NVIDIA's SLI is typically seen as being more refined and polished right now, Brent seems to be impressed with the performance of this setup. For a second opinion, you can reference our own review of this setup and then make a decision for yourself. With the next generation flagship cards right around the corner, you might want to hold onto that cash that's burning a hole in your pocket and make a decision a bit down the road.The bottom line is that the Radeon X1800 XT is still playing catch up on the single card front with a single GeForce 7800 GTX 512. But since the... Read more...
As our good friend Scott over at Tech Report points out in his "TR Awards 2005", both ATi and NVIDIA have been more than capable of earning the infamous "meaty middle digit" award with product launches that equate to nothing more than science projects or noise-makers.  Evidence of this you ask?  Well the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 is scarcer than hen's teeth although NVIDIA launched it in November and the late December release of ATi' Radeon X1800 CrossFire still has yet to produce available stock in the retail channel. Hopefully ATi can react in short order, since clearly these versions of CrossFire products are much more competitive versus the X800 series solutions out... Read more...
With the NDA a thing of the past, the reviews of ATI's flagship X1800 XT Crossfire configuration have begun to pour in. We've listed all the reviews we could find thus far and will give you a teaser of what Marco thought in our own review of ATI's latest pride and joy. Hot Hardware Beyond3D Anandtech PC Perspective ExtremeTech  In the end, X1800 XT CrossFire proved to be a very high performing platform, that offered excellent image quality at smooth frame rates. We are a bit concerned over the instability we experienced during some of our testing, but we suspect these issues will be ironed out with future driver releases. We also suspect ATI will be able to wring more performance out of... Read more...
The onslaught of ATI announcements this quarter continues today, with the official unveiling of the Radeon X1800 XT Master Edition graphics card -- the "missing link" necessary to run a pair of X1800 cards in a dual-GPU CrossFire configuration. From the end of September '05 through to today, ATI has announced and released a top-to-bottom line-up of graphics products in rapid succession, in an effort to bolster their product lines in time for the peak holiday buying season. But ATI's intentions aren't just about getting products on store shelves in time for Santa to place them under the tree. In frank conversations with representatives from ATI, we were also told that the company's recent... Read more...
Dave at Beyond3D has just posted an interesting bit of news regarding whether ATI's All-in-Wonder graphics cards could ever be used in a Crossfire configuration. In the past, ATI has hinted that this sort of combination would certainly be possible. However, Dave does a good job of outlining the pros and cons as to whether this configuration will ever make it to market.Previous indications from ATI suggested that Crossfire with All-In-Wonder's would be possible, but the solutions requiring a master card did not have the software to display any TV images; now however, probably due to the level of software development required, ATI are stating that Crossfire solutions that require a master board... Read more...
Ryan at PC Perspective has just posted a review of the Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire Edition motherboard. Based upon the ATI Xpress 200 Crossfire Edition chipset, it should be interesting to see how Asus faired in dealing with an ATI chipset. Granted, ATI has had some growing pains initially in the chipset market, though their latest efforts seem to be gathering praise everywhere you look.The A8R-MVP isn't available at any online stores yet that I could see and so retail pricing is up in the air. The best guess that I have based on Asus' estimates is that you should be able to find the board for about $125, much lower than the $200 that the DFI RDX200 is going for. If this is how things turn out, I... Read more...
Anandtech has been given a first-hand preview of a X1800XT Crossfire setup on the latest chipsets from ATI. Despite a few initial speed-bumps, the chipset division seems to finally be up to speed and ready to release some exceptional new products. Granted, we'll reserve final judgement until we have some retail boards in our hands though statements like the following certainly leave one optimistic.Because X1800XT Crossfire and The RD580 chipset have not yet officially launched, ATI has asked that we not publish hard benchmarks of our results, since they will likely change in final release versions. We can, however, talk in general terms about performance. Those of you who believe ATI is far behind... Read more...
MSI P4N Diamond @ Viperlair: "While the board did not sit on top of every benchmark, it has the potential to be one of the fastest gaming platforms for Intel. Benchmarks don't tell the whole story though, as the P4N Diamond proved to be a reliable board throughout testing and is stacked with enough features that it should be able to survive in most people's PC for a long while." Asus P5LD2-VM Motherboard Review @ Motherboards.org: "The ASUS P5LD2-VM board is an interesting contrast. At a retail price of $109, this board is excellent for the consumer looking for a low-priced, high performance board. Feature-wise it's an ok board, with the noticeable absence of a RAID controller... Read more...
Albatron nForce4 K8SLI @ Bjorn3D: "Sometimes us reviewer tend to forget that not everyone have the money to buy one of the latest and fastest cards available. Instead of a GeForce 7800GT or GeForce 7800GTX many instead have opted for cheaper, but yet capable, GeForce 6600GT. But what if you have one of those and want to in a cheap way increase the graphics performance? NVIDIA has the solution with SLI. Pop in a second card and in theory get double the performance. Today I am looking at one of the cheaper SLI-capable motherboards on the market, the K8SLI from Albatron. " Dual Graphics Card Showdown: CrossFire vs SLI vs 16X SLI: "We compare using the X850XT PE in CrossFire mode versus... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! We just got some interesting news by way of Asus. It turns out they've already got a BIOS file ready to enable ATI CrossFire support on their P5WD2 Intel 955X based motherboard (you can see our review of this motherboard right here). Here is a quick snip from the e-mail that we just received... "Now you can enjoy Crossfire technology on ASUS P5WD2 as well. When you receive ASUS P5WD2 Premium, you may have question about what is the secondary PCI Express for? ASUS is always think ahead to provide solution for future upgrade. Attached BIOS is the latest BIOS to support CrossFire graphic cards." This is interesting news for sure, but ATI still has to deliver... Read more...
Hey folks! There were a couple big releases yesterday... Day of Defeat: Source is now available, as well as the Call of Duty 2 demo. The CoD demo offers one single player level and weighs in at 656MB. FileFront, FileShack both have the demo, and you can use Filerush if your into torrents. As for DoD:S, you can purchase at www.steampowered.com for $20. Enjoy! Corsair Strikes Partnership with ASUSTek and Announces the World's Highest Performing "Asus-Ready" 1GB Module for the AMD Platform -- Jointly developed with ASUS for its new A8N32-SLI Deluxe/WiFi motherboards, the new 1GB XMS-3500LL PRO memory is tailor-made at super low latencies of 2-3-2-6-1T to supercharge the new platform --... Read more...
When ATi announced their new CrossFire multi-GPU rendering technology months ago, it could have been viewed by many enthusiasts and the market as more of a reactionary response to NVIDIA's SLI multi-GPU technology than anything else.  When our preview showcase article was posted, hardware was still months away from being a reality and since then, only bits and pieces have leaked out on performance expectations.  Regardless, what looked good then on paper, certainly needed to be taken with a grain of salt and a dash of skepticism, since frankly no one could be certain of product performance claims without hardware in hand.  All the while, NVIDIA's SLI product offering and the all-important... Read more...
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