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Hey guys
I've been thinking that when i saw a GTX 580 triple before, i've been thinking can AMD cards go triple too ?
And how actually do nvidia cards are able to go triple ? I mean, is that some sort of special SLI mode or something ?
post #2 of 24
Yes, people usually call it Trifire. And for Nvidia it's Tri SLi.
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Yes, people usually call it Trifire. And for Nvidia it's Tri SLi.
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Well actually, you could even do 4 cards in CFX or SLI. Appropriatly named Quad-Fire or Quad-SLI.
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Yes they can, however it is usually the higher end cards that will allow more than 2 cards in crossfire. The 6950 and 6970 will let you use up to 4 cards in crossfire.
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An exception to HD 6990. You can only Crossfire it not Trifire or Quadfire.
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An exception to HD 6990. You can only Crossfire it not Trifire or Quadfire.
Of course you can Trifire (additional 6970) it and Quadfire (additional 6990) it!
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An exception to HD 6990. You can only Crossfire it not Trifire or Quadfire.
You can quadfire it. Just buy a second one and connect it via teh crossfire port. Or trifire it with an HD6950/70.
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Of course you can Trifire (additional 6970) it and Quadfire (additional 6990) it!
How so ? (i'm new to this sli/xfire concepts)

6990
6990
6970
6990

? But single output? (Mb i'm wrong in perception)

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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by djriful View Post
An exception to HD 6990. You can only Crossfire it not Trifire or Quadfire.
Actually, with the hd6990 you can only use 2 physical cards but its not crossfire its quad-fire, since each 6990 has 2 gpu cores, meaning, 2 HD6990 = quad-fire.

2GTX590 = quad-sli

Showdown:

2HD6950/70 = crossfire
3HD6950/70, or 1HD6990 and 1 HD6950/70 = tri-fire
4HD6950/70, or 2HD6990, or 1HD 6990 and 2HD 6950/70 = quad-fire

2GTX580 = sli
3GTX580, or 1GTX590 and 1 GTX580 = tri-sli
4GTX580, or 2GTX580 and 1 GTX590 or 2GTX590 = quad-sli
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