I'm looking to build an affordable gaming pc. Seems like going with a motherboard with onboard video and adding a video card running in Crossfire mode would offer the best price/performance. Is this possible. Would DirectX 11 still be an option.
I'm pretty sure that's not true. Question would be how do you find out crossfire compatibility, and if the onboard video is DX10, and you add a DX11 card, will that give you DX11 ability?
Here's a blurb for the ASUS M4A89GTD motherboard: "You'll also have access to the most powerful and fastest video processing around when you install a discrete ATI video card that will work in conjunction with the onboard GPU for a unique Hybrid CrossFireX configuration."
Hybrid crossfire is mainly useful in laptops. It can only be done with old and quite weak video cards. A decent discrete video card is many times more powerful than even a good IGP; crossfiring with it is not something you should be considering.
Thanks guys. I haven't built a system for 6 or 7 years. Despite having owned a computer store back then, I'm drowning in information trying to put together this computer. I should have kept up my Toms Hardware reading habit.