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    Exclamation Crossfire Boards Gallore

    Condensed thread of (pre)views and overclocking-results on most crossfire products out there... Help me out please, and post whatever you find.


    MSI RD480 Neo2

    Reviews
    - coming...
    In stock at
    - coming...


    Abit AT8

    Reviews
    - coming...
    In stock at
    - coming...


    Asus A8R-MVP

    Reviews
    - Preview @ AMDZone
    - X1300 in Crossfire @ TheInq
    - Mainstream Rocket @ AnandTech
    - Review @ PCPerspective
    In stock at
    - coming...


    Sapphire Pure Crossfire - PC-A9RD480

    Reviews
    - Lot of benches @ Hardwareluxx
    In stock at
    - coming...


    DFI LP UT RDX200 CF-DR

    Reviews
    - Review @ Anandtech
    - Review @ T-break
    In stock at
    - Most places


    EliteGroup KA1 MVP

    Reviews
    - Coming...
    In stock at
    - Newegg @ 119$



    Please share your overclocking results!

    Fellow members might need them to decide which board to get

    General info
    - The lower PCI-E slot will be for the mastercard on all boards. If only one card used, it should be seated in this slot.
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    Last edited by jrw; 12-02-2005 at 10:48 AM.

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    that MSI looks sexy.. Just remember to put the ram in the first two slots closest to the CPU
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    what abouthte ATI Shaphire one?

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    notice how all are "coming" but none are here..
    Fast computers breed slow, lazy programmers
    The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay.
    http://www.lighterra.com/papers/modernmicroprocessors/
    Modern Ram, makes an old overclocker miss BH-5 and the fun it was

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    I think Asus is showing how hardware should be released here.

    The boards will be stacked up everywhere in two-three day and I think we'll have the reviews at the exact same time.

    Reading a review and beeing able to buy right away is nice imo... (second best thing after preview and initial reports at ES.org ofcourse )

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    Wait for RD580, even better overclockability, better performance, newer features like SATA2, and PCI-E 32x. Best of all, it loses all the bugs the RD480 has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnJoY
    Wait for RD580, even better overclockability, better performance, newer features like SATA2, and PCI-E 32x. Best of all, it loses all the bugs the RD480 has.
    supposedly.

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    Just Like I am supposed to be the world's next top model
    Fast computers breed slow, lazy programmers
    The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay.
    http://www.lighterra.com/papers/modernmicroprocessors/
    Modern Ram, makes an old overclocker miss BH-5 and the fun it was

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    well if the MSI clocks like it looks I may get one anyway. Ill need a decent crossfire and maybe they will sell these for cheap if the r580 does work right.
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    Considering ths price and the anandtech review, this board looks really nice for some budget Crossfire right now.

    Always new and better hardware to wait for...

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    Think i just found my next mobo, ASUS A8R MVP it will be.
    Looking forward for your review tho'.

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    The Sapphire board looks and seems to be totally smashing
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    Anandtech reviews the Asus A8R-MVP and hits 325Mhz FSB . . .
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    Yeah, i just finished reading that review of the Asus on AT.

    If the price ends up being mainstream, it looks like my next motherboard.
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    Theres the ECS KA1 MVP (1.0) at newegg for $119.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135211

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    Ther's already a thread about the Asus A8R-MVP: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...1&page=1&pp=25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazar
    Ther's already a thread about the Asus A8R-MVP: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...1&page=1&pp=25
    True but he can add it to his list of Xfire mobos.

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    Just saw the anandtech preview wow this mb does A8R-MVP does some crazy fsb...

    I have a feeling this is going to be a better overclocker than the expert. Unless it is going to have some bios bugs or other issues. Cant wait to get my hands on this. I got my expert for newegg today but still need to wait for 7800gtx 512 to be in stock. However if this board is out soon I am reconsidering and going for a X1800 XT and a mastercard when thats out in Jan.
    Last edited by CrashOv3r1De; 11-23-2005 at 08:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnipingWaste
    True but he can add it to his list of Xfire mobos.
    Of course he can, I just gave the link so ppl wanting to talk only about the Asus bord go there... less confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnipingWaste
    Theres the ECS KA1 MVP (1.0) at newegg for $119.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135211

    damn it's so ugly it's beautiful! I wonder if it clocks well? Anyone willing to be the guinea pig on the ECS?

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    So what's the bottom line, will 2 x x1800xt work TOGETHER without a master card? I believe so... but how's the performance?

    EDIT:
    Apparently performance in Crossfire is GOOD! X1300's in CF gain 60% in 3D benching!
    With NO master card, of course...
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    Last edited by charlie; 11-23-2005 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie
    So what's the bottom line, will 2 x x1800xt work TOGETHER without a master card? I believe so... but how's the performance?

    EDIT:
    Apparently performance in Crossfire is GOOD! X1300's in CF gain 60% in 3D benching!
    With NO master card, of course...
    C
    that's great news...you think two x800gto² will work together? or is the older architecture not supported?

    by the way, could you link me to the non-master-card bench that you're referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dqniel
    by the way, could you link me to the non-master-card bench that you're referring to?
    It's in the 1st post: http://ww.theinq.net/?article=27866

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