Is it possible to have 3 or 4 5970's?

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Joined: 05/19/2010
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I'm new to the hardware world, but i do understand the basic stuff. However, something's confusing me. I have seen motherboards with 3 or 4 PCI-E x16 slots, and i know that you can have 3 or 4 5870's for example, running quadfire. But can you have 3 or 4 5970's? That's essentially 6 or 8 GPU's. Is it possible to run them on a single motherboard? I've seen two 5970's making mincemeat out of every game there is, dirt 2 maxed out goes at about 98fps. But i haven't seen 3 or more 5970, is that possible? Thanks...

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Joined: 06/02/2009
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so far the only 5970s i have seen only have one crossfire bridge making it only possible to do a 2-way crossfire, and thats 4 GPUs right there, might as well be 4-way crossfire. I think thats why they only made you able to 2-way the 5970s

Depth of Sol
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Joined: 05/05/2010
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With CrossfireX technology you can only have upto 4 GPU cores in crossfire. Since the 5970 already had has two GPUs within one card, you can only have 2 5970s in one system.