ATI X1300 and X1600 won’t need a master card but need a new driver soon that enables Crossfire over the PCIe bus on Radeon X1300 and X1600 video cards. AIB partners could not confirm as to whether separate graphic card families would also work together in Crossfire mode. Radeon X850 and X1800 will still require a master card to enable Crossfire. Radeon X1300 video cards are already filling the channel here and there, but Radeon X1600 is still not expected to hit channel shelves until December.

ATI X1300 and X1600 won’t need a master card but need a new driver soon that enables Crossfire over the PCIe bus on Radeon X1300 and X1600 video cards. AIB partners could not confirm as to whether separate graphic card families would also work together in Crossfire mode. Radeon X850 and X1800 will still require a master card to enable Crossfire. Radeon X1300 video cards are already filling the channel here and there, but Radeon X1600 is still not expected to hit channel shelves until December.