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    crossfire board.........

    anyone give me some advice to advise a mate who is wanting to buy a crossfire board and an amd64 3200

    to go with his sapphire gto2 which i suggeted he buy first incase he cant get em when he does get a new pcie setup


    looking for best prices and overclockability any suggestions ?

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    DFI Crossfire board. i dont like the EQS brand and not much info on the Sapphire yet.

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    The Sapphire boards are supposed to be excellent o/c ers. But they have weak USB performance (not sure how this effects the real world tho). Ive seen a couple of reviews that say simelar things cant remember the links tho, ill try and find them later

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    im not keen on eqs either, i will stick to more known brands to the overclocker i will go nd hve a look at some dfi boards an see the prices

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    im sure i heard something about the usb issue, it should be something that can be sorted with a bios update id like to hope

    ovrclocking and stability will be more important than usb performance for him id imagine

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    Quote Originally Posted by weebroonieuk
    im sure i heard something about the usb issue, it should be something that can be sorted with a bios update id like to hope

    ovrclocking and stability will be more important than usb performance for him id imagine
    O yeah agree totally - the usb thing just seems to be mentioned a lot with these boards, anyway a more in depth review here http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...-x200p_18.html

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    I think i read the usb issue is to do with the southbridge normally used with the express200 cihpset, and the reason some get better performance is they use a different southbridge, ULI I think?

    although that may be what the links say

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    ^ tis correct. TBH I don't think you will notice anything it's not as if the usb doesn't work. If your'e only using mouse/keyboard/memory stick there should be no issue. Very few xfire boards around atm.
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    But hey is the GTO2 Xfire compatible ? And running dual GTo2 seesm a bit pointless to me? Or he gonna upgrade later ?

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    gto2 is compatiable with x850 master card, when modded

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    thats the plan

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