Radeon X1900 GT to gain dongle-less CrossFire

— 10:28 AM on June 21, 2006

ATI may have yet another trick up its sleeve to take on NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT. French site PC INpact says it heard straight from ATI (translate here) that the upcoming Catalyst 6.6 release will allow Radeon X1900 GT graphics cards to work in CrossFire mode without a dongle or a "master card." This change could make the X1900 GT much more attractive choice for dual-GPU systems. ATI's Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition master card is currently priced at a whopping $499.99 in our price search engine, while the X1900 GT can be had for just $269.99. If PC INpact's report holds up, users will be able to build a Radeon X1900 GT CrossFire setup for $540 instead of $770 once the new Catalyst drivers roll out.

At that price, a couple of Radeon X1900 GTs may turn out to be a pretty good alternative to a pair of GeForce 7900 GTs running in SLI mode. However, NVIDIA now has a new contender in the $500-600 segment: the GeForce 7950 GX2 "SLI on a stick," which doesn't require a motherboard with dual PCI Express graphics slots.

Like what we're doing? Pay what you want to support TR and get nifty extra features.
Top contributors
1. BIF - $340 2. Ryu Connor - $250 3. mbutrovich - $250
4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200 5. End User - $150 6. Captain Ned - $100
7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100 8. Bill Door - $100 9. ericfulmer - $100
10. dkanter - $100
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options

This discussion is now closed.