Nvidia card on Crossfire Ready Motherboard

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by dn7309, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. dn7309

    dn7309 Senior member

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    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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  3. ShintaiDK

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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.
     
  4. dave_the_nerd

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    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.
     
  5. dn7309

    dn7309 Senior member

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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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    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.
     
  7. Golgatha

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    Yes, as others have mentioned, if you're using a single card you'll have nothing to worry about.