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27 Jan 2011   #21
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Smarteyeball,
What a buzz kill. Is this all from personal first hand experience? I'll have to get more feedback before purchasing a second R5770 but from what I see of the one I'd like to give another a try. Oh and the beta Catalyst is working great with my gear. But I respect your opinion and will do some more research.
I believe smarteye's experience is personal. I will add that though I haven't had the personal experience myself I have read lots of stories and issues concerning ATI crossfire solution. In fact I've said it plenty of times that crossfire is broken and I myself would never get into it till fixed (maybe).

Anyway you can check sites like rage3d - CATALYST Drivers - Rage3D Discussion Area.

I've never had an Nvidia card but I've read they have/had issues as well.

It's basically trying to get two GPU's to play together nicely.


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27 Jan 2011   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It seems like a lot of the issues come from trying to run two different cards or two different manufacturers cards together. But where you have both cards exactly the same and on the same manufacturers mobo I'm hoping that some of these issues could be eliminated or minimized. Any additional thought are appreciated as I'm not looking to waste additional monies or time if this causes nothing but headaches !
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27 Jan 2011   #23
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
It seems like a lot of the issues come from trying to run two different cards or two different manufacturers cards together.
No! In fact most crossfire/SLI users buy them in pairs, and still, issues persists.

Now we're not saying crossfire doesn't work, it just gets headachy at times with certain games, and driver updates.

Bottom line Crossfire is 50/50 at best. When it works, it works well, when it doesn't....

My two cents.
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27 Jan 2011   #24
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

All good points. I jumped from Nvidia BFG GTX260 Maxcore which was blue screening over 60% of the time on boot, once past it ran great. To a MSI R5770 Hawk which runs better and hasn't blue screened once nor do I expect it to. but maybe I'm best to leave well enough alone and be happy with the one card. More research will be required.
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27 Jan 2011   #25
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not trying to talk you out of a crossfire set up as quite a few gamers have them as they provide great gaming performance when they work, and they do work. It's just that there appears to be quite a few issues with new games, driver updates, and hardware issues. These can be very frustrating at times especailly when you have to wait for fixes to arrive, and you paid lot a of money for your setup.
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27 Jan 2011   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

In my experience, ATI (AMD now) drivers are TERRIBLE.

However, that is JUST my experience, others have no issue at all.

~Lordbob
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27 Jan 2011   #27
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ive not run a Crossfire or SLI setup, but have read about numerous issues.


But heres my take on it, for whatever its worth.

I've never really had the need for more than 1 card. I mean, when I buy a new card, that single card its usually perfectly fine for any game I play, and for most upcoming games.

By the time it starts showing its age where a multiple GPU setup would improve things, theres already next Gen cards out that do just as well as Single Card Vs. a Crossfire setup of the current one.

As far as driver issues, I've not really had any issues with my GPUs and Drivers so far, but only run single cards.
Obviously that not saying issues do not exist, Ive just been lucky enough to avoid them for the most part.
I do think its fair to say however, driver problems happen with both camps.

I am tempted to try multiple cards, but I suppose I just prefer upgrading to a higher end single card every couple years.



((EDIT)) ````On a side Note:
Curious about Nvidia setups, and hopefully someone here knows

Lets say I buy and run a GTX 570 as my main card.
Then, I add a GTX 460 as a dedicated Phys-X card.

So if I have a Motherboard thats (x16 or x8,x8) Does that mean with both cards, even though one is only for Phys-X, they will run at x8??
Or would the 570 still run at x16?

I know if you SLI, it would drop to x8,x8 but wasnt sure if the same happens in this situation.
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27 Jan 2011   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

+1 to what Wishmaster says. I don't use SLI or Crossfire. Have never really had any game that I tried to play that required more than a single card could perform. I just prefer the simplicity and cost/power savings of running 1 card.

i've had a couple of friends do SLI in the past...and it seems that they are more or less all single card users once again. Seems it wasn't worth the hassle for them.
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27 Jan 2011   #29
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

All excellent points and as I've even given advice here to have people stick with the single best GPU you can afford rather than the issues of two or three together, I'm going to take my own advice and yours and enjoy this sweet card in a swinging single mode. Cheers to all and I didn't mean to hijack this thread !
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27 Jan 2011   #30
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For clarity - I've never had a issue with ATI (now AMD) drivers..... However I've never used a crossfire setup. Point.... most drivers issues (ATI GPUís) seem to stem from running a multi-gpu setup. That's also another reason I prefer single GPU's.

And oh by the way.... Nvidia also suffers from driver issues as well

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
In my experience, ATI (AMD now) drivers are TERRIBLE.
Donít want to turn this into a fanboy club as both companies have pluses and minuses.
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