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Old 09-03-2010, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey.


what would happen if you had four 5970's plugged in to a mother board?
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what would happen is that you'd be down almost 3 grand O.o
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hey, you should test that out and let us know
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You will be out some serious cash, and have a nice pretty electrical bill coming to you soon. :3
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i wanna know if it would work.. the 5970 only has 1 crossfire bridge
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I just read up on the subject and from what i read no you cannot plug 4 5970 cards into a mobo and have them all work.
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The 5970 is a piece of crap card. It wasn't designed to "Sell", it was designed to keep the #1 single card spot. And that's just a Marketing ploy, it has (2) gpu's so it is really the same as (2) cards. Only with the 5970, if one gpu goes out your whole system is down.
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You can run 4 x 5970's in one system. You just can't crossfire them all.
crossfire is limited to 4 GPU's

Anyway, I don't understand why you're saying it's a piece of crap card - it even uses slightly less power than a 480.
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The 5970 is a piece of crap card. It wasn't designed to "Sell", it was designed to keep the #1 single card spot. And that's just a Marketing ploy, it has (2) gpu's so it is really the same as (2) cards. Only with the 5970, if one gpu goes out your whole system is down.
Statements like that work both ways:

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The GTX 480 is a piece of crap card that wasn't designed to sell but rather to hold the top single gpu spot at all costs. In fact it's such a fail design that TSMC still can't produce a fully functional version of it.
Both cards are halo products which are rarely the best option available.
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