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Phoronix: ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 [Review]

Jan 29, 2006, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"Even though NVIDIA's SLI has been in existence for quite some time now, the talented engineers over at ASRock have yet to introduce a single motherboard that is able to utilize this innovative multi-GPU technology. Meanwhile, ATI's CrossFire is still in its infancy as it was launched this past June when we were covering the happenings at Computex Taipei 2005. The folks over at ASRock have just unleashed its latest in an arsenal of LGA-775 motherboards, and among other things, the 775XFire-eSATA2 motherboard supports CrossFire. Unfortunately, the red developers have yet to officially append any Linux CrossFire support to its proprietary fglrx display drivers nor is there any public comment on when ATI's multi-GPU technology will make its way to penguin computing. If you will recall, it took a staggering thirteen months until NVIDIA had appended Scalable Link Interface support to its Linux counterpart, and over a month later, the SLI performance is still very much lackluster. Although we have no viable time frame until the introduction of CrossFire for Linux, we have just received ASRock's 775XFire-eSATA2, which also supports Microsoft Windows Vista, Untied Overclocking Technology, and four SATA 2.0 ports..."

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