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Does this board have crossfire or sli?

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August 31, 2009 6:03:42 PM

I need one that has atleast one or the other cause i will be going dual cards

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August 31, 2009 6:23:21 PM

If you're going to be using cards with ATI graphics chipsets then it would be Crossfire. If trhey're going to Nvidia based cards then it would be SLI. Also keep these three things in mind when considering using multiple graphics adapters... 1) You must have two PCIe 2.0 slots, 2) The two cards must match right down to the model number & 3) The most important aspect of all is to make double sure the your current power supply can handle it. If not you'll end up with blue a screen hardware conflicts due to poor power distribution & the chance of burning out one or more components in your computer. Basically before considering using crossfire /SLI please make sure your system is actually ready for it. The Asus M3N78-VM motherboard can use hybred SLI which is basically & dedicated GPU working with the Itegrated GPU. The onboard GPU is Nvidia so the dedicated GPU must also be Nvidia for it to work.
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August 31, 2009 6:25:47 PM

you have a 16x and 4x usable on the two 16x slots so even if it does support it would be a poor selection for dual graphics
August 31, 2009 6:36:31 PM

slong said:

I need one that has atleast one or the other cause i will be going dual cards

I'm using the Asus M3N78-VM motherboard... I don't like the idea of Nvidia IGPUs on AMD based boards considering ATI & AMD are partners. Personally... I installed an ATI Radeon 4670 1GB DDR3 @ 128bit. Of course I had to upgrade my PSU from 420watt to 585watt... but it's worth it & I never had a hitch. Even in Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit edition.
August 31, 2009 6:44:27 PM

I'm currently running a Phenom II 550 x2 processor, 8GB Kingston 800, 6400 DDR2 RAM, ATI Radeon 4670 GPU, VIA Tremor 8ch 7.1 Soundcard, 1320GBs between 2 samsung HDDs on a M3N78-VM board, 585watt PSU with Windows 7 Ultimate Retail. I'm not having any issues of any kind.
August 31, 2009 6:47:32 PM

ok thats what i needed to know, wont be getting it lol theres a step up from this board so ill look at it
August 31, 2009 10:24:02 PM

ok thx
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September 1, 2009 4:02:05 AM

That board supports crossfire with a 16x and 4x configuration. The problem with that is crossfire performance drops off quite a bit with uneven configurations like that. Go with this instead

ASRock M3A780GXH/128M $89.99

This board uses a switch card to split the lanes, rather than doing it automatically, letting you use the Green and Blue slots with both in 8x mode. The orange slot only runs in 4x mode so is only useful for something like a raid controller.
September 2, 2009 12:02:11 PM

Here's an extra tip... Crossfie is ATI technology, SLI is Nvidia technology. If you're using the hybred feature on your board, you'll need to find out which integrated video chipset your board has. If you're not using the hybred feature you can go with what ever video cards you want as long they match right down to the model number & specs. For example you'll need Nvidia cards with 512 Mb DDR2 with a 128bit pipeline (G-Force 5800GT) or the ATI counterpart, ATI 4670 which has 512 Mb DDR3 with a 128bit pipeline. Intel based boards work better with Nvidia & AMD based boards work better with ATI.
September 2, 2009 12:03:55 PM

To find out which video chipset your board used just research your boards specs by reading the manual for your board or just google it.