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ATI RADEON X800 - Crossfire? x16 slot?
Oct 1, 2007, 8:24 PM
I just built a system mainly for video editing. So I bought an ebay video card: ATI RADEON X800 SE 128MB.
I have been doing some overclocking, so I put the card in my lower PCIe slot, which only runs x4 so that it keeps the heat away from my CPU.
Would I gain some advantage with this card by installing it in the x16 slot?
Should I look at buying a second one cheap and set them up Crossfire? What advantages would this offer? (assuming the X800 even supports Crossfire)
Thoughts? Quips? Rotten fruit and vegetables?
Oct 2, 2007
radeon x800 crossfire slot
Oct 1, 2007, 9:14 PM
Crossfire is for gaming. To use crossfire you need a crossfire-certified motherboard.
Regardless, crossfire will offer you no advantage in the video-editing arena.
For video editing, a 4x slot should work fine.
Oct 2, 2007, 12:33 PM
Allow me to add to clarifications:
1) I have an ASUS P5k Deluxe which supports Crossfire
2) I am doing some gaming, but dont want to spend a fortune to get top tier performance (at least not yet
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Oct 2, 2007, 3:50 PM
If you're doing light gaming, the X800 SE will be fine.
If you want to step up, crossfiring X800's is not the answer. A single X1950 PRO for $125 will beat the living daylights out of two X800 SE's in crossfire.
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