I have a cluster with CROSSFIRE motherboards with two PCIE slots, and I am wondering if the GEForce cards are relevant?
Seems to me one in general must choose between SLI and CROSSFIRE and it isnt simply a matter of choosing one video card versus another based on performance or drivers. Instead often its a matter of what plugs into the motherboard.
I don't know if the 1950 ATI card is CROSSFIRE compatable, but the ATI X1600 and X1650 are and they are a great price-point.
I'm sure I could buy a pallet of better SLI cards at 2X or 3X the cost, or more, but the cost of the motherboard replacements would be a factor too. So, I'd like to hear answers and data from the ATI user community if at all possible.
A comparison between GEForce and non-GEForce, seems to me, should be based on a table of relevant factors in a complex tradeoff, not just one factor.
My ATI X1600 cards work great on suse 10.2, and I don't look forward to fiddling with sabayon if thats what its going to come to. Is waiting until later (2008?) a better idea?