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I only ask because I have a Gigabyte HD 5870 now, and another exact model coming this afternoon. Looking at the one that came with my first 5870, and the way they will be on my new MB, it doesn't look like they are long enough.

Everything that I have searched here has been answered the same way with a redundant 'Yes'.

According to unboxing videos and reviews, I get an "MSi Multi-GPU SLI Video Link Card" with my motherboard, but I'm assuming this is just for if I was using nVidia cards.

I don't mind if I have to wait and then order one from somewhere, but I was really looking forward to having it all set up today.
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SLI usually doesn't need the SLI bridge to work, but Crossfire does need the Crossfire cable.
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pretty sure you can do software solution, but it will not be as fast as an actual bridge.
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Is this your board?



A normal sized CF bridge will work.



You don't need the really long ones like this:


Edited by Riou - 3/30/11 at 11:01am
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The Crossfire bridge will fit perfectly, don't worry.

Double Spacing slots in between the PCI-E x16s just like my UD3P and the Bridge is made for that.

It'll look like my crossfired 4850's from last year in terms of spacing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Is this your board?



A normal sized CF bridge will work.



You don't need the really long ones like this:

Yup...that's my board...it JUST ARRIVED!!! And very glad it will fit!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
The Crossfire bridge will fit perfectly, don't worry.

Double Spacing slots in between the PCI-E x16s just like my UD3P and the Bridge is made for that.

It'll look like my crossfired 4850's from last year in terms of spacing.
Awesome! Thanks!

Now, off to BUILD!!!!!!!!
Edited by Demented - 3/30/11 at 11:06am
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