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Thank you. I've made a wanted thread for a long CF bridge
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hmm.. are the connections even close to being the same?
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hmm.. are the connections even close to being the same?
Do you mean between the CF and SLI bridges? Yes they look very very similar, another reason why i asked.
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msi does make extended bridges i have one here..
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For ATI or Nvidia?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;12833172 
For ATI or Nvidia?

Yes, it's the MSI bridges that are 100mm, so I would assume it to be ATI. wink.gif

EDIT:

Figured I would also ask, are you trying to avoid having your cards side by side by placing them in the red boxes??

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Edited by Bo_Punk_2.0 - 3/22/11 at 8:23pm
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For ATI or Nvidia?
they do make Xfire bridges and SLI bridges..comes along with the X58 mobo packages they have..i snugged a few before i sold out a board before..

and they are like 4 slots apart..so meaning you can have a breathing space between the cards..
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1) Placing the lower HD6970 to the bottom (7th) slot of the motherboard introduces a problem:-
blocking the USB cable headers and the Front Panel header.

See the red rectangle in the pic below covers those headers on the motherboard.

2) The 'standard' length of a Crossfire bridge is 70mm (eg Asus part no. 04G030025901 as in http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?...uct_list&c=109).

Pic 2 and 3 show a DFI's 95.5mm CF bridge and Asus' standard length bridge.

I think MSI has one at 10cm (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=crossfire+bridge) which is likely the same as the DFI (the 4.5mm difference accounts for the thickness of the connectors).



Edited by windfire - 3/23/11 at 4:28am
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While not even gonna affect the real world experience, the 7th slot is running at 8X only and the top 3 run at 16X, that's physically of course.
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Normally any SLI compatible motherboard will come with the requisite SLI connectors. Conversely any Crossfire capable card should come with at least one Crossfire cable.
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