Newegg has been shipping ATI cards without them, you have to pay attention. Look for them in the picture or 'whats in the box'. imo they found a creative way to save 10 bucks , here and there. I have the xfx 4770 , they have been selling for months, at some point, they changed the picture and eliminated the bridge in the box. User reviews started mentioning it, some get joy by calling xfx, and point to their own web site, where they show most models including it. Of course, its the inconvenience , like this fellow is having. he wants to hook it all up NOW and go. Can't blame him.