I have Asus Z170-E motherboard....2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x2 mode) . My first Intel chip and board in like a decade... I have been all AMD in past.
All review point to the 6th Gen I5 6600 which is what I bought with this board.
I haven't put it together yet.
I have one Evga gtx 960 in my amd system now. I bought a cheap 950 to replace it and put the 960 in new system.
My questions is another gtx 960 in the second slot makes SLI go...
what goes in the third slot?
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x2 mode)
GTX 960 x8, GTX960x8, another one in the third slot at x2 makes no sense.
Xfire for Amd video does only slot 1 and 2.
Just not sure what it is for.
I Imagine the other slot would be for a PCI-E Expansion card (Wireless card, LAN card, etc) but if u were to use that third slot, you wouldnt be able to SLI. SLI requires that Both GPU's have Access to PCI-E 2.0 X8 at the very least. Using the third slot would reduce one of the GPU's to X4 and not allow SLI.