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Oh, don't worry, I will be getting a second card in the Spring. Actually I will be doing a nice upgrade in the Spring. Upgrade here: link. After the upgrade the build attached to my account is what my PC will have. thumb.gif
Edit: Oh, I forgot to mention. I do plan on Tri-CrossfireX configuration in the future; maybe even Quad CrossfireX. biggrin.gif

You wont be able to do it with a 6850 tho, only 1 crossfire connector. tongue.gif
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You wont be able to do it with a 6850 tho, only 1 crossfire connector. tongue.gif

I believe it is actually possible. They have Tri and Quad bridges for CrossfireX. If the card itself can't handle Tri and Quad is a different story.
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I believe it is actually possible. They have Tri and Quad bridges for CrossfireX. If the card itself can't handle Tri and Quad is a different story.

*looks at motherboard*
*looks at slots for 3 cards*
*looks on ebay for 6870 prices*

...hmmm...
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Hmm... After further research, I have come to the conclusion of you sadly cannot Triple CrossfireX this graphics card. sadsmiley.gifUnless, however, you can find a tri and quad CrossfireX Bridge, I know they come with the Asus Maximus V Extreme.
Oh well, when the time comes I'll upgrade to a different card. thumb.gif Preferably another ATI card.

Edit: Though it was possible at one point with this.

Correction: The ASUS Maximus V Extreme comes with a double and triple CrossfireX bridge.

Correction Fail: They are Triple and Quad, but they happen to be SLI bridges.
Edited by JRuxGaming - 10/6/12 at 11:05pm
post #6055 of 6939
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Hmm... After further research, I have come to the conclusion of you sadly cannot Triple CrossfireX this graphics card. sadsmiley.gifUnless, however, you can find a tri and quad CrossfireX Bridge, I know they come with the Asus Maximus V Extreme.
Oh well, when the time comes I'll upgrade to a different card. thumb.gif Preferably another ATI card.
Edit: Though it was possible at one point with this.
Correction: The ASUS Maximus V Extreme comes with a double and triple CrossfireX bridge.
Correction Fail: They are Triple and Quad, but they happen to be SLI bridges.

I wish I had seen what you typed sooner, so I could correct you.
But well here I go, there are 6850 card's that are capable of doing Trifire and Quadfire, they were made by PowerColor and one of them is a single slot card, but taking in consideration that the card I was speaking about is equal to the ones I own and since it seems catalyst needs a physical connection in the cards unless you have 2 crossfire connectors you won't be able to establish a trifire/quadfire connection.
I heard tales of people who managed to get trifire and quadfire working without crossfire bridges by modding the driver, even tho that might be possible you'd have to go thro a whole lot bigger of an head ache to put your cards working.

And it happens the same thing with Nvidia. If you go check the SLI bridge you spoke of you will find that you still require the same ammount of crossfire 'fingers' to make the connection, for a tri sli connection the cards are required to have two of these fingers.

Trisli bridge pic


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Just clicked on your link after posting, yes if you manage to get your hands on one of those and use it with two other 6850's you should be able to do Trifire.
Edited by Tokkan - 10/7/12 at 10:12am
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I wish I had seen what you typed sooner, so I could correct you.
But well here I go, there are 6850 card's that are capable of doing Trifire and Quadfire, they were made by PowerColor and one of them is a single slot card, but taking in consideration that the card I was speaking about is equal to the ones I own and since it seems catalyst needs a physical connection in the cards unless you have 2 crossfire connectors you won't be able to establish a trifire/quadfire connection.
I heard tales of people who managed to get trifire and quadfire working without crossfire bridges by modding the driver, even tho that might be possible you'd have to go thro a whole lot bigger of an head ache to put your cards working.
And it happens the same thing with Nvidia. If you go check the SLI bridge you spoke of you will find that you still require the same ammount of crossfire 'fingers' to make the connection, for a tri sli connection the cards are required to have two of these fingers.
Trisli bridge pic

Edit:
Just clicked on your link after posting, yes if you manage to get your hands on one of those and use it with two other 6850's you should be able to do Trifire.

Okay, cool, then I wasn't just blowing wind. I thought it was possible. Although a slim chance, it is still possible.
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So I did find this. If you have the money, it may be worth it. I also validated the site though this. Only 2 people did review, so if you can trust the reviews that is up to you. In my opinion I would want to see proof that this online store actually has them. Oh, apparently you can also make an offer. You could slim the price down a bit if they accept. cheers.gif
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That card would be awesome, I'd love to get my hands on one of those tbh, if it were cheap... Have an extra PCIe slot tongue.gif
Would just buy an aftermarket cooler and I'd be golden. But at this point I think it would be better to sell my current cards and get a new one...
One of them is 1 and a half year old and the other is 1 year old, I hate the most recent on, it has made me go thro hell and back.
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That card would be awesome, I'd love to get my hands on one of those tbh, if it were cheap... Have an extra PCIe slot tongue.gif
Would just buy an aftermarket cooler and I'd be golden. But at this point I think it would be better to sell my current cards and get a new one...
One of them is 1 and a half year old and the other is 1 year old, I hate the most recent on, it has made me go thro hell and back.

Yeah, I agree with you on that. After the upgrade in spring I will be investing in the next gen cards (i.e. 8000-series or whatever they are called. Link would be helpful.). Expecially since 6800s only support up to PCI 2.1. It definitely keeps you from getting maximum performance, compared to the 7000-series, which support PCI 3.0, that you get with pretty much any Ivy Bridge motherboard.
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Yeah, I agree with you on that. After the upgrade in spring I will be investing in the next gen cards (i.e. 8000-series or whatever they are called. Link would be helpful.). Expecially since 6800s only support up to PCI 2.1. It definitely keeps you from getting maximum performance, compared to the 7000-series, which support PCI 3.0, that you get with pretty much any Ivy Bridge motherboard.

Dont buy all the marketing crap, we barely hit the PCIe 2.0 wall...
You would see almost no performance hit from running a 500 series or a 6000 series graphics card on PCIe 2.0 at 8x, and with the crap Intel is feeding people makes me laugh.
Hope you know that PCIe 2.0 @ 16x is = in speeds to PCIe 3.0 @ 8x
Since running 8x isn't a bottleneck it won't be a serious issue for Intel when they decide to add a second card... but whoops AMD manages to get two PCIe 2.0 running at 16x in their lower end motherboards.
While my 890FX chipset gives me two PCIe 2.0 at 16x and one PCIe 2.0 at 8x.
Same happens with the 990FX chipset.
Which means that in multi GPU configurations(motherboard wise) Intel and AMD are neck to neck in the ammount of usable speed given to the graphics cards.
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