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CrossfireX Card Installation!! HELP ME!!!

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October 20, 2011 8:13:32 PM

Hello whoever is reading this and hopefully helping me. I am setting up a new computer and have purchased two HIS RADEON HD 6670 graphics cards and was hoping to run them in CrossfireX mode (OBVIOUSLY). Anyway, I need to purchase a AMD interconnect bridge cable, but am unable to find one online that says it works specifically with my model graphics card. Can anyone point me in the proper direction.
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October 20, 2011 8:24:27 PM

Any of them will do. But 6670 are pretty weak power consuming cards, and since they're about $100 each, thats pretty overpriced. You could have gotten a 6870 which is MUCH BETTER than 6670 Xfire and is only $160.
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October 20, 2011 8:45:55 PM

True. But I only wanted to take up one slot per card, and I was told that the 6770 was stable and stays cool easily. Plus when you take into consideration my AMD 8 core (3.6ghz) processor, plus 16gb RAM, and a SSD drive, I don't really feel like the graphics card differences will be to much of a drag, especially while running them in crossfireX. When you say any of them, do you mean like one of these.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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October 20, 2011 8:56:03 PM

Yeah. any of em should work. And if it's gaming, GPU's will make a HUGE difference.
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October 20, 2011 9:14:33 PM

Which motherboard do you have? If it is CFX ready, it should have came with the bridge.
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October 20, 2011 10:18:20 PM

I have a MSI 970A-G45. It is CFX ready, but did not come with the bridge, neither did either of the graphic cards.

and in two years when a game comes out that a more powerful set a GPU's is needed then I will upgrade. Hopefully they are still using PCI Express 2.0.
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October 21, 2011 1:12:33 AM

Btw dual slot graphics cards take up one slot. They just are thicker.
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October 21, 2011 10:32:21 AM

true, but my older graphics card (dual) is so dang think that I cannot use the PCI slot next to it. Which I would like to avoid in the future. When the next generation of video games come out I will go ahead and upgrade, but for now these cards should suffice. My laptop ran the BF3 Beta on max graphics without any difficulty. It's graphics system is 2 years old. So I'm not worried about these cards being up to stuff.
Thanks for the help.
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