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Connect 3D ATI HD 4850 Crossfire

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October 27, 2010 9:09:40 AM

Hello,

I have a single Connect3D HD 4850 card and i am planning on getting another one to crossfire them. The question is that this specific card doesn't have an 6-pin power connector (you just place the vga on the pci slot and you are set) and also the crossfire bridge didnt come included in the package. Should i purchase another card while they are still on the market or i will end up with just 2 vga cards?

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a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 5:56:56 PM
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you have to buy a crossfire bridge which most of the time do not come with the video card.
they come in 3" and 4".

http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Long-CrossFire-Bridge-Conneccto...
November 3, 2010 9:51:47 AM

I am talking about this card : http://www.connect3d.com/graphics-cards/hd-4800-series/...

which has short pcb, doesnt have a 6-pin power connector and also doesnt seem to have a slot to put the crossfire bridge. is there any way for this card to be crossfired? software crossfire maybe? or i just place these 2 cards in a crossfire ready mobo and without bridge they can be recognized as crossfire cards?

A better view of the card is here : http://www.plaisio.gr/Computers/Hardware/SVGA/Connect3D... pressing the 360 view button you can see that not connectors of any kind exist is this card, yet the manufacturer claims that it can be crossfired.
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November 3, 2010 10:10:35 AM

That's very weird... I don't see how it is possible it doesn't need a 6pin connector when the 4850 reference does indeed require one.

And I'm pretty sure the crossfire bridge is required if you to crossfire :) 

To shed more light on this, I found this thread with another 4850 card with same symptoms:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277118-33-radeon-4850...

Hopefully, the veterans on this forum will try to help you out more as I do not have too much experience with crossfire.. and I have never seen a 5850 without 6-pin connector!
November 3, 2010 10:26:26 AM

I dont know whats the deal with that vga. No 6-pin connector and currently i have it OC'd to 700/1100 via gpu-tool with normal temps and most games playable in 1080p. So i am searching a way to crossfire it because it is really cheap to buy another one versus spending twice to get a gtx 460 or something.
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2010 10:58:11 AM

Did ATI not go with a bridgeless solution for it's lower end cards a while back? I could be wrong and/or mixing it up with NVidia.
November 3, 2010 11:29:46 AM

So the only way to crossfire is with bridge?
November 4, 2010 6:24:54 AM

Well it doesnt so.. whatever. i'll just buy a GTX card and get it over with. Maybe i got the cheap version with nothing on it.
November 18, 2010 6:04:18 AM

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November 18, 2010 6:46:28 AM

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