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Can I use nvidia sli on the b85-PLUS motherboard?

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December 23, 2013 8:58:53 PM

I know you can do 4 way AMD crossfire, but I was wondering if you could do Nvidia sli too.

My specs are:
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
i5-4670k haswell 3.4Ghz cpu
Nvidia gtx 660
B85-PLUS motherboard
12gb ram
1tb 7200 rpm hdd
a b À AMD
a c 146 V Motherboard
a b Î Nvidia
a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2013 9:24:08 PM

No.

I don't own this motherboard, but both the main site and manual simply state 4-way Crossfire. The word "nvidia" does not appear in the manual once.
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a c 82 V Motherboard
a b Î Nvidia
a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2013 9:28:49 PM

AMD allow Crossfire on anything, even stuff that cant adequately support it. Nvidia specify there must be at least 8x bandwidth on each slot for it to be SLI-Ready.
Basically if a board is SLI certified, then you know you can consider dual graphics cards, even if your buying AMD.
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December 23, 2013 9:35:06 PM

manofchalk said:
AMD allow Crossfire on anything, even stuff that cant adequately support it. Nvidia specify there must be at least 8x bandwidth on each slot for it to be SLI-Ready.
Basically if a board is SLI certified, then you know you can consider dual graphics cards, even if your buying AMD.


It has two 16x PCIe slots, one 2.0 and one 3.0. Does that mean I can use sli?
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a b À AMD
a c 82 V Motherboard
a b Î Nvidia
a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2013 9:43:45 PM

Its two 16x slots physically, but electrically the 2nd slot is 4x.
You cant use SLI on that board.
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