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Why are some mobos only for SLI and others only for Crossfire?

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September 2, 2010 3:12:29 AM

Furthermore, how do you search for crossfire or SLI specific boards? ughh frustrating...

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a c 1389 U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 3:21:32 AM

For AMD CPU's, AMD = Crossfire hence AMD chip set support Crossfire, Nvidia =SLI hence Nvidia chip set support SLI.
For Intel CPU's many newer boards support both.
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September 2, 2010 3:30:21 AM

rolli59 said:
For AMD CPU's, AMD = Crossfire hence AMD chip set support Crossfire, Nvidia =SLI hence Nvidia chip set support SLI.
For Intel CPU's many newer boards support both.


hmm ok. yea it was confusing me because I was messing around with an Alienware customization and it had an i7 intel cpu and 2x 1gig radeon cards.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 6:41:49 AM

rolli is right
Before i7 CPUs,intel chipsets(like X48,P45,X38 etc) supported only CF,but now almost all P55(with the exception of few) support both SLI/CF and all X58 boards support both.(If you need more info,check the SLI/CF FAQ topic in my sig, you can find a section about motherboards compatibilities with SLI/CF)
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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 1:58:58 PM

It all comes down to Nvidia & AMD not playing nice in the LGA 775 days, that is how i summarize it anyway.
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