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I have recently purchased another 6870 to create a crossfire setup for my rig.
Ok cool.

Well I received a bridge in my first GPU from XFX but cant find it. I ordered another one however it will not be here till next week. I read however that you may not need a crossfire bridge in all cases? What would happen if I install the other 6870 without a bridge? Can I get better performance in the meantime?

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Answered my own question, CX will not enable and basically acts as if the card isn't there at all. It has power and the fan spins but other than that it might as well not exist. Until Tuesday. When the bridge gets here.

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you cant xfire with no bridge lol , you wont be able to enable xfire whatever you do .. the gpu's arent physically linked together to work as a team .

Dw mate the bridge is coming =)

asif you didnt get atleast 1 bridge with either of those cards though ..
    
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you cant xfire with no bridge lol , you wont be able to enable xfire whatever you do .. the gpu's arent physically linked together to work as a team .
Dw mate the bridge is coming =)
asif you didnt get atleast 1 bridge with either of those cards though ..

I got a bridge with the XFX (first card) and honestly is the only freaking cable I cannot find out of all the crap I have from this machine. So $10 on newegg and 3-4 days is my consequence.
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post #5 of 5
Cross fire with out bridge only works are really budget cards and hybrid cross fire.
Dont know how you lost the bridge. Iv got about 12 of them spare. Every ATI card iv bought in the last few years has come with one as well as every mother board iv gotten that supports cross fire lol.
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