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Being as I can't sell my 4870's for what I think they're worth, I've just decided that I might try tri-fire. I figure I can find another card cheap enough, that it's worth a shot. However, I can't find any sort of results that are remotely recent for the 48xx series.

I've found this review about trifire 5770's, and it does seem to help out.

Your thoughts?

PS: Is there a tri-fire bridge available anywhere?
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No tri-fire bridge for ATI/AMD, just connect a single bridge to the first two tabs, another on the second. If I had the opportunity to run three, I would just to know what it's like lol. I vote to try it if you can get a cheap 4870, but I'd stop at 3. Quadfire is kind of pointless
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No tri-fire bridge for ATI/AMD, just connect a single bridge to the first two tabs, another on the second. If I had the opportunity to run three, I would just to know what it's like lol. I vote to try it if you can get a cheap 4870, but I'd stop at 3. Quadfire is kind of pointless
I figured I had to run 1 bridge from 1 card, then another from the middle to the last one, but I just wanted the cleaner look of a trifire one. Kinda like the tri-sli bridge.

As for quadfire, I've heard that anything over 3 is just a marginal gain at best.

If I can find a third matching 4870, I'll definitely post up my results. I'll do a comparison of 1 card, 2 cards and finally three to see how they scale.
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I'd like to know that I'm considering staying old-school and going with triple 4850's later on, even with BD/SB/IB
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I ran a 4870X2 along with a 4870 Vapor X and it ran flawless, I still have the 4870X2 stored away somewhere in this messy room
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