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Where to buy a crossfirex bridge?

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May 5, 2014 5:15:17 AM

So I'm planning on installing dual graphic cards and I have just realised that both the graphic cards did not come with a crossfire bridge. Can anyone tell me where to buy them in Perth? (Australia) Thx

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May 5, 2014 5:19:30 AM

They come with the motherboard as far as I am aware.
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May 5, 2014 5:25:42 AM

ImperialistMillitant said:
They come with the motherboard as far as I am aware.


They should come with the GPUs whereas SLI bridges come with the motherboard. What GPUs are we talking about? Are you sure they are crossfire compatible? Also, please remember that the most powerful AMD cards like the R9 290 and 290X don't need a crossfire bridge.

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May 5, 2014 5:38:15 AM

Thanks guys for anwsering so quickly! As for some of your questions the graphic cards I'm planning to use is 2 Radeon R7 260X's (MSI) and No the Crossfire bridges did not come with the motherboards, and they are crossfire compatible.
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May 5, 2014 5:42:56 AM

Eduello said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
They come with the motherboard as far as I am aware.


They should come with the GPUs whereas SLI bridges come with the motherboard. What GPUs are we talking about? Are you sure they are crossfire compatible? Also, please remember that the most powerful AMD cards like the R9 290 and 290X don't need a crossfire bridge.


He is using an R7 260x which is in his Signature thingy.
Only the R9 290/x will run crossfire over the PCI. Generally low end cards don't come with crossfire bridges.
Personally its not worth crossfiring the cards. I would just purchase a medium/high end card outright.
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May 5, 2014 5:50:29 AM

ImperialistMillitant said:
Eduello said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
They come with the motherboard as far as I am aware.


They should come with the GPUs whereas SLI bridges come with the motherboard. What GPUs are we talking about? Are you sure they are crossfire compatible? Also, please remember that the most powerful AMD cards like the R9 290 and 290X don't need a crossfire bridge.


He is using an R7 260x which is in his Signature thingy.
Only the R9 290/x will run crossfire over the PCI. Generally low end cards don't come with crossfire bridges.
Personally its not worth crossfiring the cards. I would just purchase a medium/high end card outright.

So are you saying the R7 260x is a low end graphic card? Just wondering. And if I buy a high end graphic card like the R9 290 What do I do with the R7 260x? I'm guessing I'm just going to sell it? Or can I use it with the R9?

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May 5, 2014 5:56:56 AM

Andy0432 said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
Eduello said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
They come with the motherboard as far as I am aware.


They should come with the GPUs whereas SLI bridges come with the motherboard. What GPUs are we talking about? Are you sure they are crossfire compatible? Also, please remember that the most powerful AMD cards like the R9 290 and 290X don't need a crossfire bridge.


He is using an R7 260x which is in his Signature thingy.
Only the R9 290/x will run crossfire over the PCI. Generally low end cards don't come with crossfire bridges.
Personally its not worth crossfiring the cards. I would just purchase a medium/high end card outright.

So are you saying the R7 260x is a low end graphic card? Just wondering. And if I buy a high end graphic card like the R9 290 What do I do with the R7 260x? I'm guessing I'm just going to sell it? Or can I use it with the R9?



Crossfired low/medium end cards are limited in their deployment. For example people crossfire cards to run high resolutions such as 4K and 5760x1080p. However running cards such as R7 260x will have vram bottlenecks and therefore cannot really be deployed on resolutions higher than 1080p even though you have two of them. I would suggest staying with what you have. If more frames is a must then it's always suggested that single card solutions are more trouble free. R9 290 isnt needed, the R9 280x is a great card as with the nvidia equivalents.
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May 5, 2014 6:03:03 AM

Thx this really helped me learn more about graphic cards! Thx to everyone who contributed!
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