ivj
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2006-06-08T15:22:22Z
Yo!

I notice newegg sells a bunch of crossfire ready and crossfire edition cards.

What's the difference between the two?
Freeman
2006-06-08T16:09:37Z
for crossfire, you need a master card (the crossfire edition) and another card (the crossfire ready).
ivj
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2006-06-08T17:50:51Z
So what would you say is the optimal graphics setup for $600?

Just so you know, baby when I ride I ride with the best, cuz I come from the West.
Der Meister
2006-06-08T19:23:31Z
Sam
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2006-06-08T21:29:52Z
u might also want to consider the newer 7950 from nvidia but for crossfire, the x1900xt or even xtx is the way to go
ypx
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2006-06-13T16:39:32Z
I have some difficulty understanding this.

I'm not going for mulit-gpu right away but I want to keep my options as open as possible. So can I start with any Radeon X1900(any model), then when I put the second one in, it has to be a Corssfire Edition right?

Could someone please clarify?
sven
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2006-06-22T19:29:05Z
I dont know anything about crossfire, but from what people above have said, if you want to keep your options open for setting up crossfire later, you will need to buy a crossfire EDITION card (So it can act as the master when you eventually go dual GPU). Then when you want to go dual GPU, you will need to buy a crossfire READY card.
ypx
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2006-06-26T19:25:31Z
I'm not quite sure about that, sven. I think it goes the other way around but we need someone to confirm that. It kinda makes more sense when you have a X1900 ?? which is Crossfire ready and then add the crossfire edition to it. But still, we should better hear this from someone who's not just guessing like I am.
Sam
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2006-06-26T20:22:53Z
i think sven is right. you should get a CROSSFIRE EDITION card first since that is the master card. then, when you feel ready for dual-gpu, you can add a CROSSFIRE READY.
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2006-06-27T15:55:40Z
I don't think the Corssfire Edition card will be able to work on it's own. The Crossfire Ready (one of the X1900 series) should works on it's
own and then when you add the crossfire edition to the setup you..well I don't know which will be the master card then..switch accordingly.
toxic_waste
2006-06-27T16:37:45Z
I'm almost certain that the Crossfire ready and Master card will run individually.

I would recommend buying a Crossfire ready card now because they are cheaper, and when you want to upgrade with another card Buy the Master... By the time you buy the master it should be cheaper.