I'm starting to shop for parts for my next PC (intel P55 chipset board) and I want to use 2 5770 in crossfire config but have read some reader reviews on Newegg that said many mobos do NOT supply the crossfire bridge even though the mobo supports crossfire and SLI.
Where can one find these crossfire bridges or can you recommandation a mobo that comes with these bridges?
I don't have a 5770 but its a good card and 2 of them perform excellent,another alternative would be 1 HD 5850 which although performs a little worse compared to 2 5770's but requires less power,its less noisier and also requires one PCI-E slot
Alot of motherboards only include them if the ones that come with the cards arent going to be long enough. My last 2 asus boards came with the crossfire connectors but only because the spacing between the PCIE slots on the board made the ones that came with the cards too short.
I have two XFX HD 5770 and am happy with their performance. Neither my motherboard or my video card came with a crossfire bridge. I sent a support ticket to XFX and they mailed out two the next day. Here's a link to the cards. ( if you get these cards, be aware that they only have one crossfire tab and are limited to dual crossfire only. No triple crossfire. They do have the larger cooler and a quieter fan in my opinion.)
I didn't know the ATI cards all come with the bridges, this is very useful information.
FYI, thinking of buying 2x PowerColor 5770s from Newegg.
POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Anyone got one of these? Thanks.
Unfortunately all ATI cards do not come with Crossfire connectors. I know this because I am staring at two XFX Radeon 5770s that I bought from Newegg neither of which has a crossfire connector. Unfortunately neither does my mobo and so it's another week of waiting for Newegg to ship the part. Yay.