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Old 12-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Nvidia card on Crossfire Ready Motherboard

Searched for this on google and the forum and it seem most people are interested on running SLi on Crossfire motherboard, but I have no intention of ever going dual cards. However, I got a "crossfire ready" motherboard but looking to upgrade to a GTX 660 card and wondering if there are going to be compatibility and performance issue. anyone can answer this for me before I press the buy now button?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
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Single card on a board that supports crossfire?

Absolutely no compabilities issues due to that. It would have to be something else if there was a problem.

Crossfire and SLi is still standard PCIe. Its simply a driver switch that handles it. the motherboard got nothing to do with besides offering extra PCIe slots and a BIOS ID.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Crossfire and SLi is still standard PCIe. Its simply a driver switch that handles it. the motherboard got nothing to do with besides offering extra PCIe slots and a BIOS ID.
That's true now. IIRC, Socket 775 and earlier boards had to be specifically made for one or the other. Newer chipsets just support both.
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so just so that I will have a piece of mind, my GTX 660 will run like as if it was on any other motherboard that support Nvidia technology?
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so just so that I will have a piece of mind, my GTX 660 will run like as if it was on any other motherboard that support Nvidia technology?
Single cards will run on any motherboard with a slot that fits it. Aka PCie x16.

SLI/Crossfire is only when you use 2 graphics cards or more. Else its just an utterly useless and irrelevant information for the board.

SLI and Crossfire is a tiny tiny niche segment anyway.
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so just so that I will have a piece of mind, my GTX 660 will run like as if it was on any other motherboard that support Nvidia technology?
Yes, as others have mentioned, if you're using a single card you'll have nothing to worry about.
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