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Gigabyte GB 790FXTA-UD5

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February 22, 2010 12:07:24 PM

Hello everyone!

I'm on the way to buy a new computer, but I have some hesitate. I want to Phenom II x 4 965 Black Edition, Gigabyte GB 790FXTA-UD5, some 3GB DDR3 and 2 x PALIT GTX260 SONIC 216SP 896M for SLI mode. My hesitete is there have any problems to run NVIDIA SLI on this GB 790FXTA-UD5, because it is designed for ATI CrossFireX?

P.S. Sorry if wrote in a wrong category!

Thans in advance!

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March 8, 2010 1:57:45 PM

I dont think there is any problem!

I have 2 question:p lease clear this too!


Can we crossfire in sli certified motherboards?
Can we SLI in crossfire certified motherboards?

Thanks!
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March 14, 2010 3:11:04 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- For a Crossfire two ATI GPUs, you need a mobo with chipset AMD
2- For a SLI two nVidia GPUs, you need a mobo with chipset nVidia
3- You can do a Hybrid Crossfire or Hybrid SLI, that is one nVidia GPU and one ATI GPU in a chipset AMD or nVidia.
March 14, 2010 3:40:09 AM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- For a Crossfire two ATI GPUs, you need a mobo with chipset AMD
2- For a SLI two nVidia GPUs, you need a mobo with chipset nVidia
3- You can do a Hybrid Crossfire or Hybrid SLI, that is one nVidia GPU and one ATI GPU in a chipset AMD or nVidia.

for the thrid option, its mostly for a mid-low-end gc with igp... :) 
April 6, 2010 11:19:31 AM

Thanks everyone! And happy easter!

There something that is not clear for me...
What do you meant with "mobo" for Nvidia or ATI chipset? Is this is some kind of driver modification for NVIDA/ATI chipset driver or it's modifyed NVDIA/ATI drivers?

Thanks in advance!
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a c 295 K Overclocking
April 6, 2010 4:14:55 PM

I mean that you can get a better performance in SLI with a motherboard with chipset nVidia because is designed for support the SLI that you want.

P.D. Another way is re-sell your GTX260 and buy an ATI 5870 that is a very good GPU.
April 7, 2010 10:35:53 AM

Thanks again!
Saint19 thanks for your answer and your advice!
Everyone who post message in this thread gave me a help in my choice.
Ok thanks everyone and keep the good work!
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a c 295 K Overclocking
April 7, 2010 1:35:18 PM

Any time, that's why we are here.
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