Best Graphic solution for X48 Mobo (Rampage Formula)
Northwolfe
Hello to all.
A friend of mine has a Rampage Formula (X48); he had a GTX260 with it. He has now bought 2 x GTX460 in the hope of a huge upgrade. Unfortunately X48 Mobo's and SLI don't mix, as I found out when he brought them by for me to assemble (and yes, I know about the "Russian" solution: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fxdevs.com%2Fe107_plugins%2Fcontent%2Fcontent.php%3Fcontent.29&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=). I find this extremely erratic and a very messy "HailMary" solution (that seldom works).
My question, since I can keep the GTX460's for me:
What is the best graphic solution for a Rampage Formula (Crossfire/5970/any nVidia solution)?
Thanks in advance for your attention.
A friend of mine has a Rampage Formula (X48); he had a GTX260 with it. He has now bought 2 x GTX460 in the hope of a huge upgrade. Unfortunately X48 Mobo's and SLI don't mix, as I found out when he brought them by for me to assemble (and yes, I know about the "Russian" solution: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fxdevs.com%2Fe107_plugins%2Fcontent%2Fcontent.php%3Fcontent.29&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=). I find this extremely erratic and a very messy "HailMary" solution (that seldom works).
My question, since I can keep the GTX460's for me:
What is the best graphic solution for a Rampage Formula (Crossfire/5970/any nVidia solution)?
Thanks in advance for your attention.
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Get two of these and OC the hell out of them;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127500
Cheaper than the HD5970 and less heat issues than a dual GPU card. 
Thanks for your advice. So, the Rampage Formula has native support for Crossfire? I, in the last few years have only worked with nVidia cards, so am a little rusty on ATI/AMD...
I'm just mad he didn't talk to me before buying the cards, since now I will only pay him 150 Euros for each (which he bought 200).
@ jyjjy  Looks like a good solution, unfortunately I will not be OC'ing them since they are not for me. How well do you think they perform without OC?
@ Maziar  I printed him your magnificent article on SLI/CF, it helped greatly to explain why he could not have SLI on that mobo  so he either goes CF, buys a new SLI ready Mobo/CPU/DDR3, or keeps his old system with one of his nVidia cards (GTX260 or GTX460?).
Just one question on your article: Will 5970 CF with 5850/5870? Some of the squares on the graphic are red and have dots (.), others are just red  does that have any relevance? Do all the interconnecting red scares Crossfire with no probs?
Thanks for your attention and help and attention. 
Northwolfe said:Thanks for your advice. So, the Rampage Formula has native support for Crossfire? I, in the last few years have only worked with nVidia cards, so am a little rusty on ATI/AMD...
I'm just mad he didn't talk to me before buying the cards, since now I will only pay him 150 Euros for each (which he bought 200).
@ jyjjy  Looks like a good solution, unfortunately I will not be OC'ing them since they are not for me. How well do you think they perform without OC?
@ Maziar  I printed him your magnificent article on SLI/CF, it helped greatly to explain why he could not have SLI on that mobo  so he either goes CF, buys a new SLI ready Mobo/CPU/DDR3, or keeps his old system with one of his nVidia cards (GTX260 or GTX460?).
Just one question on your article: Will 5970 CF with 5850/5870? Some of the squares on the graphic are red and have dots (.), others are just red  does that have any relevance? Do all the interconnecting red scares Crossfire with no probs?
Thanks for your attention and help and attention.
I'm glad it helped you
And yes you can use 5970 with either 5850 or 5870 in CF mode.
The squares with dots are the recommended ones(Like 5970 and 5870),but the red ones without dots will also work fine(Like 5970 and 5850)
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