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That's what I thought at first, couldn't find any solid info online other than mostly opinions so decided run 3DMark11 with 1 and then with 2 and score was apox 150 points higher with 2 (strange). Anyone else have similar results? Only been like that for about two days so far no weird issues so far.

Its not for performance reasons, people have had issues running both bridges where the cards burned out redface.gif Not sure if they ever changed/fixed that.
     
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Its not for performance reasons, people have had issues running both bridges where the cards burned out redface.gif Not sure if they ever changed/fixed that.
First I've heard of it.

Been running my 5850's with 2 bridges for about 2 years now. That's a fairly good length of time considering most people that use CF or SLI know enough about GPU tech that they upgrade and don't hold onto the same cards for as long as I have.
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Its not for performance reasons, people have had issues running both bridges where the cards burned out redface.gif Not sure if they ever changed/fixed that.

I feel compelled to say that correlation is not causality. Back in the old days, you HAD to run both bridges. Come to think of it, I had x1950 pro setup that used two bridges, and one of those cards has dead vram. I doubt the 2nd bridge killed it.

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that's interconnects, plural.

It's pretty safe to say that smoking causes lung cancer, but having lung cancer doesn't make you a smoker.
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When I ran 4870x2 + 4870 I had to use two bridges. When i ran two 6950s, I didn't notice any difference in running one or two but I never ran a benchmark since I eventually ran tri 6950s.


I've heard both sides but I really don't see any harm in running one or two. As far as benching, if two will give you a better score, then have at it thumb.gif
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I should've clarified, after the 3000 series, it wasn't needed except in certain circumstances (i.e. the 4870X2, I had two of them, lmao). I've seen more reports of artifact flickering than anything else using two.
     
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Updated my first rig

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Edited by HyDrokid - 4/11/12 at 10:24pm
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I should've clarified, after the 3000 series, it wasn't needed except in certain circumstances (i.e. the 4870X2, I had two of them, lmao). I've seen more reports of artifact flickering than anything else using two.

Yeah, lots of uncertainty with that. But really, the bigger question is: When is AMD going to do hard-bridge?!?!?!?!?!? I think I've seen one from a mb maker but I'm not even sure if this elusive creature exists thinking.gif
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Yeah, lots of uncertainty with that. But really, the bigger question is: When is AMD going to do hard-bridge?!?!?!?!?!? I think I've seen one from a mb maker but I'm not even sure if this elusive creature exists thinking.gif

That is a good question thinking.gif You can always paint the bridges solid black and space the cards to make the bridge straight/flat. Secretive unshown picture from my build just for you thumb.gif :

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It's been like this for about a year. Maybe i should upgrade.

anyone know what color scheme this is exactly in regards to tubing and liquid fans etc?
Edited by nycste - 4/11/12 at 11:26pm
post #19400 of 105798
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That is a good question thinking.gif You can always paint the bridges solid black and space the cards to make the bridge straight/flat. Secretive unshown picture from my build just for you thumb.gif :
IMG_20120412_020044.jpg

MyBadOmen did an amazing job on his bridge. With the right tools, know how, and patience you can make something like he did:

700

It is a work of art. AMD take note!!!!!!
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