New Native CrossFire Technology from ATI

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 18 2006 @ 00:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI is releasing today a new version of their CrossFire technology, dubbed Native CrossFire, correcting two flaws, the need of a "master" video card and the need of an external cable. Let's take a look on it.

Here is a snippet: "CrossFire is a technology released by ATI to compete with nVidia's SLI, allowing you to connect two video cards in parallel in order to increase 3D performance. First we thought that CrossFire technology would be the greatest vaporware of all times. But it has finally reached the market one year ago, one year behind the competing technology from nVidia, SLI. Even though CrossFire is better than SLI in the way that you can hook two completely different video cards together (SLI requires that both cards to be exactly the same), it has two major drawbacks: you need a "master" (a.k.a. "CrossFire Edition") video card to control CrossFire ("master" cards were hard to find when CrossFire was released) and the connection between the two cards are done thru a cable outside the PC. ATI is now fixing these two problems with a new CrossFire version, called "Native CrossFire". Let's take a look on it."

Read on over at HArdware Secrets.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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