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August 15, 2006 12:06:46 AM

I was wondering if anyone with an Asus P5W DH Deluxe knows how long of and SLI bridge I'll need for the board. I don't have the board yet but I don't really feel like waiting around for the supposedly inferior Nforce 590's. Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 12:33:40 AM

asus should ship a bridge with the mobo.
well not should but will.

i have the a8n32sli deluxe and it came with a rigid bridge
and a longer flexiable one
August 15, 2006 12:47:35 AM

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asus should ship a bridge with the mobo.
well not should but will.

i have the a8n32sli deluxe and it came with a rigid bridge
and a longer flexiable one


Even if the board doesn't officially support SLI? Interesting.
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 12:51:25 AM

is your board an sli or single pci-e?

if it has two pci-e slots it will come with a bridge or two.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 1:34:08 AM

Not necessarily.

This is an Intel chipset, and originally didn't support SLi, and wouldn't be coming with a Bridge (they were intended primarily to be Xfire boards).

If nV doesn't work out a deal with Intel to provide them I doubt there'll be any.

Sedako, I suggest either you wait until you know for sure, or you get the longest flexible bridge you can (which are made for this very situation.

That's a big gap (PCI + PCIe) between the two, and likely would be a similar distance to that of the DFI board with the 2 PCIe in between, but really I'd say go long flexible (better too long than too short) or wait.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 1:39:56 AM

yes i was thinking amd, nf4, forgot about xfire and intel
not much experience with those
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 1:43:54 AM

what do you think about intel/nvidia since amd/ati?
or do even they have a clue? lol.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 1:57:09 AM

I think we have to wait for the R600/G80 launch before things get really exciting. I'd comment more, but don't want to hijack the thread in case someone knows the exact bridge needed for Sedako.

Needless to say, this fall will be interesting.
August 15, 2006 1:57:45 AM

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That's a big gap (PCI + PCIe) between the two, and likely would be a similar distance to that of the DFI board with the 2 PCIe in between, but really I'd say go long flexible (better too long than too short) or wait.


Yeah, thats what i assumed. Would anyone happen to have a measurement between the two PCI-e slots on this board so I can be sure?
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 2:07:37 AM

mr. ape, cool thanks man


sedako you could buy a high end single card.
and wait to see what if any patches or updates are available in the future

if you havent already purchased a sli or xfire card setup?
August 15, 2006 2:16:38 AM

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mr. ape, cool thanks man


sedako you could buy a high end single card.
and wait to see what if any patches or updates are available in the future

if you havent already purchased a sli or xfire card setup?


Well, I already had a single 7900GT, and didn't really want to resell it and buy a higher card, so I decided to go SLI. Currently i just need the processor (E6600) and SLI mobo.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 2:34:28 AM

well if it doesnt work you could build another
and have 2 good sys for another year :D 
August 15, 2006 2:51:12 AM

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well if it doesnt work you could build another
and have 2 good sys for another year :D 


Sure, because we all know that a majority of college students are rich ;) 
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2006 2:55:07 AM

actually hope everything works out
good luck man
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