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CrossfireX 5770's 3x enough Power??

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by >>PhoeniX<<, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. 2DividedbyZero New Member

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    i didn't ask how it worked, i was unsure how only 1 card needed 2 connectors then sussed it out before you posted in. I was ASSUMING the bridges were short and rigid, but i know you can get a long flexible bridge to connect it - then showed in the poorly made graphic
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    why is short bridges a problem?


    this is either a limbo contest, or a poor picture on how you'd connect them.

    [​IMG]
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    are you serious, have a thought for a moment will you
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    uhh... i've done this before? thats how it works?
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    because thats 2 card with 2 connectors
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    I'm patient. I'll wait.
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    fuck. 2am sleep deprivation has failed me again. you win a cookie.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    to anyone not getting it yet, one of the crossfire connectors would line up with a blank spot on one of the other cards, where the connector SHOULD be if it was a dual connector card.
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    substitute the red lines for the red cards and the black lines for the crossfire connectors...done.

    [​IMG]
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    but do-able if you had one of the long flexible bridges

    *i say do-able, but those bridges aren't really that "flexible"

    ...|... CARD1
    ...|...
    ...|...|... CARD 2
    ...../...
    ...|... CARD 3
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    if the card on the right only had one connector, it'd be in the wrong spot for the bridge to connect to.
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    but if someone had one of the 10CM flex bridges it will work, I have done it. but you need to bend the bridge a good amount. its really not worth the headache.
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    *looks around thread to find this already given answer* :ohwell:
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    It seems someone has eaten too many "smart ass" cookies today....:p
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    om nom nom
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    unfortunately, due to our collective stupidity he earned them today. some of us got whupped, might as well accept it.
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    actually his was the most helful post on this page, I'm sorry but both your text and mussel's image are useless and could cause more confusion to someone who's never done it before.


    let me translaste for that crowd.

    for tri-fire 5770's you need at least 2 of the cards to have 2 crossfire connectors. So your options are

    1 5770 with a single crossfire connector + 2 5770's with 2 crossfire connectors on each card

    or

    3 5770's with 2 crossfire connectors on each card

    all other combinations will not work in tri-fire for the 5770.
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    wow


    how disappointing


    I think my point was well and truly TO THE POINT


    this was about 1 card and ONLY 1 CARD from 3 having 2 x-fire connectors


    :shadedshu


    RTFT
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    Lol until I read this I was like :twitch:
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    no matter if your cards have 2 fingers or not 3way 5770 isnt worth it, you end up with like 2 1/8 cards performance instead of 3
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    >>PhoeniX<< New Member

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    All I was asking is if I had enough power. I know how it all works. -__-
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    funny how someone agreed your posts were incomprehensible

    so let me give you an acronym of my own

    LHTP! -- spelled out, Learn How To Post

    or

    GTFO! i think you knwo what this one means.

    if you're trying to be helpful your attitude is not and if you're trying to grow your epeen do it somewhere else. Mussels is easy going, but it you replied the way you replied to Mussels to say Danthebanjoman you'd be banned. that's not a joke.

    and really it's not going to work well with 1 card that has 2 crossfire connectors, the bottom one will be too much of a stretch and in the op's case too much hassle considering he still has to buy 2 more cards. Why would he look for 2 different types? why not buy 2 of the same type?
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    It will work in CF if the bridges line up other wise forget it!

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