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Nvidia card on a CrossFire board ?

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December 21, 2007 3:13:32 AM

Hi, i plan to upgrade my pc in near future and question i have is: is it posible to run Nvidia card on a crossfire mobo? The mobo i want to buy is Asus P5K Premium WIFI-AP BLACK PEARL INTEL 775 and since i plan on having only 1 video card and since Nvidia cards are better in my opinon, can i use Nvidia card with that mobo?
December 21, 2007 6:58:01 AM

A single card should work but you won't be able to add another and do SLI. There is not one single standard, so ATI has Crossfire and Nvidia has SLI.

The only reason to buy a Crossfire or SLI board is if you plan on getting another card later on, so why would you choose a Crossfire board with an Nvidia card? I'm sure there's a single slot board with the other features you might want that tempts you towards such a mismatch.
December 21, 2007 7:21:07 AM

Yes a NVIDIA card will work on a crossfire board.PCI-E X16 slots are all the same.The difference lies in the chipset.If you have a CROSSFIRE board,you can run either a NVIDIA card or an ATI card.If you want to run crossfire on that board though,bothe cards must be ATI.The same goes for SLI boards.They'll run either manufacturers single cards,but to run SLI you need two NVIDIA cards.Hope that answers your question.Goodluck.

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December 21, 2007 7:34:40 AM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-15-crossfire...

Can you use SLI on a CrossFire board or can you use CrossFire on a SLI board ?
Well , in general , the answer is NO. But it's said that if you hack the drivers , you can use SLI on a CrossFire board or CrossFire on a SLI board.
Caution:There is no guarantee that if you hack the drivers then you use SLI on a CrossFire Motherboard or CrossFire on a SLI board, so do it at your own risk
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December 21, 2007 8:16:00 AM

yipsl said:
A single card should work but you won't be able to add another and do SLI. There is not one single standard, so ATI has Crossfire and Nvidia has SLI.

The only reason to buy a Crossfire or SLI board is if you plan on getting another card later on, so why would you choose a Crossfire board with an Nvidia card? I'm sure there's a single slot board with the other features you might want that tempts you towards such a mismatch.


One reason to get a Crossfire board and an NVidia card (or vice versa) would be to use a single graphics card and a PCI-Ex4/8 (x16 slot compatible) RAID controller card.

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December 22, 2007 2:31:26 AM

I never plan on having 2 cards in there, so even though the mobo i wanna buy is CrossF compatible i dont plan to use is as such, and since Nvidia vids are superior to Ati i wanna go with Nvid card. I understand that after what i said you can ask; then why not get a mobo that was specifically made for Nvidia cards? Question is valid, its just i havn't found a nice mobo that would suit me. Any suggestions? price range $150-$190
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