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I will be getting my 3rd 5870 card this week. This will be added to my sig rig for Trifire!

So I had a question regarding how to set these bad boys boy up on my Rampage III Extreme motherboard...

I have 4 slots...and with my current Crossfire setup, the slots are loaded 16x/empty/16x/empty. When I get the 3rd card in, my slots will be loaded as 8x/8x/16/empty.

So does that mean I need plug in all of my monitors into the card that is occupying the 16x slot (3rd slot) for Eyefinity? Or does the 1st slot always remain as the "master" card?

Also, has anyone ever attempted Trifire on 3x EF6 2GB cards? I would like to see what benchmarks others are getting vs. Trifire on standard 5870 1GB cards.
    
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use top 3 PCI-E & gotta plug all of the monitors into the first card
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No,

Did you see the great deal on the egg? SP 5870EF6 $249 after MIR?
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1. use the top card for your display cables.

2. use the top 3 slots, i believe it will run 16x/8x/8x/empty

3. like the other guy said, buy this NOW!!!!:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product
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Thanks all!

Wow $250 is a steal for this card! +Rep
    
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