I'm wondering if there's any way I can run nvidia's SLI using this AMD board. I thought about going with the intel board to run SLI because I use an nvidia card, but the price of intel over AMD is just a little too much for me. So if I can get SLI to run off of my mobo, how would I go about doing that?
Also, if I can't get it to run SLI, why is it not possible?
Each manufacturers has their own way to sell their product, this including motherboard. AMD board=only CF, NVIDIA board=only SLI.
Actually, you have a good mobo there, since it's only support CF then go with dual cards if you can't afford a single powerful/expensive card.
Only boards certified as SLI Ready will do Nvidia SLI, regardless of the manufacturer or chipset. Motherboards can only be AMD or Intel. Many Intel boards are not SLI-certified.
Nope. There's a fair amount of enthusiasts out there using SLI on AMD chipset boards. Just requires a hack that from what I hear isn't too hard at all. And I haven't heard anything about these hacked setups running SLI badly.
And for what it's worth I have an nvidia chipset (nforce 980a) AMD motherboard with SLI, and it scales perfectly with two GTX 570s... for example, 90% in Far Cry 2 and 99% in Stone Giant.
Yeah I've heard of this hack earlier and was asking mostly to hear how well it worked and was hoping that you guys could put out some comparisons between running an SLI setup on an intel board versus a hacked AMD board. I guess what I'd like to know is:
1. Is it easy to find and run the "hack"?
2. Does it have any effect on performance of the SLI setup? (already answered for the most part)
3. Are there consequences for running such a hack? Is it illegal? Can it cause problems in other areas of my system? Void warranties?
If anyone has any more detailed answers for these questions or just other general info about this, please let me know.