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I thought they didn't make any then I saw a card on display at Fry's in San Jose with 2 crossfire fingers. They are calling it an oem card, not found on their site. I would have to go back to get the item number. I found the same card on NEWEGG.

I wonder how they scale in tri-fire? Link

I dont know if both fingers work but they are there.
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I thought they didn't make any then I saw a card on display at Fry's in San Jose with 2 crossfire fingers. They are calling it an oem card, not found on their site. I would have to go back to get the item number. I found the same card on NEWEGG.

I wonder how they scale in tri-fire? Link

I dont know if both fingers work but they are there.
That's a nice find there. is there a need for a modified bios or anything like that to run in tri-fire??
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very nice....


Now i need to get a board that can do more than 2 way CF
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very nice....


Now i need to get a board that can do more than 2 way CF
I actually just looked around and from what I've seen it will be similar to 5770 where only certain companies will release non-ref cards that will allow for more then just 2-way SLI. If it can't do tri-fire or more I don't see the point in altering the reference design if it can't do it.
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The reference card only supports 2 way crossfire.

I speculate it is because they would scale too well, and take over too many higher end (and higher profit) cards
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The original ref 5770 cards had 2 cf fingers and tri fire scalling was incredible on those cards per reviews.

Here is a 5770 tri-fire review. Link
Edited by Gabe63 - 2/6/11 at 10:55pm
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The original ref 5770 cards had 2 cf fingers and tri fire scalling was incredible on those cards per reviews.
I just looked on Newegg and some did have the 2 crossfire tabs while some only had one. The only thing is that I could not find any sort of review of the Biostar version of the 6850/6870 or any information on trifire 6850s. Anyone want to fork out the big bucks to test this out??
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I just looked on Newegg and some did have the 2 crossfire tabs while some only had one. The only thing is that I could not find any sort of review of the Biostar version of the 6850/6870 or any information on trifire 6850s. Anyone want to fork out the big bucks to test this out??
XFX was the first 5770 maker to remove one of the fingers. This caused a lot of confussion since they used a ref cooler so the card looked like it was ref but it was not.

I wonder how 3 x 6850 would run?
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