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crossfireing sapphire x850xt and ati Xfire x850xt possible?

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February 5, 2006 10:11:01 PM

My current system specs don't really apply here, as im going to get a new computer.
I needed a lower cost graphics solution, so i decided to not get an X1K series card, and im an ATI buff, so crossfire is what i want, so i decided two x850xt's will do fine.
Problem: i can only purchase a Sapphire x850xt and an ATI crossfire x850xt.
Despite the two different brands, will the two crossfire?
I would tend to think so, but i want to be sure before i blow $500.

I know everyone says SLi owns, but i like ATI (that and i love red lol) and i think ATI's crossfire will go farther than SLi for some reason.
Crossfire is a better phrase then Scalable Link Interface anyway.

for anyone who cares i guess, you can have my sys specs.
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 2.4GHz w/ Thermaltake Volcano 12 6700RPM heatsink
AOpen AK-77 MAX motherboard (don't laugh, this board outperforms all my friends's DFI and ASUS's.)
1.5GB Kingston DDR333MHz mem
ATI RADEON 9600XT 128MB 8xAGP running dual 19"LCD
120GB 7200RPM ATA-133 by Seagate
120GB 7200RPM ATA-133 by Maxtor
160GB 7200RPM ATA-133 by WD
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS gamer
Aspire X-Dreamer II case w/ 420W dual fan thermaltake purepower

3dmark 2001SE:10517
3dmark 2005:1821 :(  thats the new computer part.

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February 5, 2006 10:32:38 PM

You can get a X1900XT for $530, or a X1800XT for $480, either of which will cost less than 2x850's.
February 7, 2006 8:13:34 PM

Ya...i figured that much like 10min after i wrote that...i was just really liking the idea of dual gfx cards, and not thinking economically.

thx anyway tho!