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post #11 of 17
Yeah, some cards have two slots for the bridge, yours only has one. So you cannot do triple with those 5830s, not to be mean, but you should have done more research before you purchased.
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You only need to return one of the cards and get a different 5830 that has two bridges on it. Put the card with two slots in the middle each connecting to the single slot cards
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It's still a win-win situation somewhat if you DO find another 5830 with 2 bridge connectors.


Everyone has made mistakes. I went on ahead and bought a 460 just to realize I have a 768 MB version instead of 1GB. Yep, but still good though biggrin.gif
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Yeah, I'll just return one...it shouldn't be too hard or sell it to a friend of mine or something. I might just deal with the one extra...I still get a third GPU but thanks for the feedback. I honestly didn't know they had different variants made for triple and quads. It was a gaff on my part but luckily it wasn't incredibly expensive gaff and I can fix it. smile.gif Thanks guys for the feedback
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We love you too. GL with the 5830.
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No offense, but this really isn't a 'smart' setup, even if it did work.

Although you can mix/match 2-4 cards within the same generation, what you end up with is the performance of the 2-4 of whatever are the SLOWEST GPU's in your rig.

This scenario, had it worked, is going to perform just like if you had 4 x 5830.

Getting another 5870, which will cause your setup to then perform like 3 x 5870, would be faster, guaranteed.

It would also likely run cooler and quieter, esp. since you can probably have more space between cards.
    
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Yeah, I'll just return one...it shouldn't be too hard or sell it to a friend of mine or something. I might just deal with the one extra...I still get a third GPU but thanks for the feedback. I honestly didn't know they had different variants made for triple and quads. It was a gaff on my part but luckily it wasn't incredibly expensive gaff and I can fix it. smile.gif Thanks guys for the feedback


Return two of them and get at least a 5850.

 

Have a look here: http://www.overclock.net/t/641815/oddball-trifire-5970-5850-benches
 

 

 

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