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Why can't you Trifire HD 6850?

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Anyone knows?
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There's only 1 crossfire connector.
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the 6800 series was never ment for more then 2 way crossfireX.
    
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Yup, and there's only 1 crossfire connector on my 6870 as well.
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js;12208373 
There's only 1 crossfire connector.

I know, but why did they design the HD6850/HD6870 series this way?
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most gamer's dotn see a need for more then 2 gpu's.

so the designer's focused on 2 way scaling. which is why they scale so great.

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Originally Posted by Ultimatium;12208383 
I know, but why did they design the HD6850/HD6870 series this way?
    
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The same reason the gtx460 has only one, marketing, amd and nvidia want you to buy their high end stuff.
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Because they don't want a penny's on the dollar tri-fire setup killing and the way more expensive 6950/6970's if you want more than 2 cards in crossfire you need 6950/6970's
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultimatium;12208383 
I know, but why did they design the HD6850/HD6870 series this way?

They believed that most of the people buying the 68xx series wouldn't do more than 2 cards. The 69xx series is their high-end, and they thought those would be done with more cards. 68xx is more midrange (even though it puts out more than enough for most games).
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Because it was meant to be their mid-highend range card. But i think it will likely be like the 5770 was, where a few companies will release cards with 2 CrossfireX Connectors, which will allow for Tri-Fire, and Quad-Fire.
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