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Mobo quickie

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  • Crossfire
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Last response: in Overclocking
August 6, 2006 5:44:31 PM

Hey,

Am I right in assuming that the Intel® BOXD975XBXLKR Mobo can do both SLI and Crossfire? Does anyone know how thic compares to the Asus P5-N32SLI? The Intel board seems to be a tad more expensive.

(also, can the Asus board do crossfire, even though it has the nForce chipset?)

-Kallenin

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August 6, 2006 6:31:34 PM

the intel mobo cannot do both (sli and crossfire), only crossfire. unless, i guess you hacked the drivers :wink: ..
but i wouldnt reccomend hacking it.... lol
the asus nforce 4 motherboard cannot do crossfire/xfire it only does sli, again unless you hacked the drivers (i again wouldnt reccomend it).

the fact is that no intel chipset (965/975) as of now supports sli, only nforce 4....
however if you want sli i would recomend to wait until the new nforce 5 570/590 motherboards are released, they both support sli *i think* and are supposed to be better than their predecessor(s).

if you need crossfire id be tempted to wait until the new ATI RD600 its supposed to be good and cheaper than intel boards. :D 
August 6, 2006 7:09:15 PM

Godman has it right. Only Crossfire on 975xbx. Wait for the ASUS boards next month if you want Nforce5 SLi.

My rig:
Conroe X6800 (stock clock for now)
Intel D975XBXLRK
Thermaltake Big Typhoon HSF
2GB Corsair Pro PC6400 4-4-4-12
ATI X1900XTX
74GB 10K Raptor HD
SB Audigy 2 SZ
Ultra X-Finity 600W