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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 7:07:01 PM

All x58 motherboards will do crossfire. (if they have the pcie x16 slots for it)
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 7:08:40 PM

Check EVGA product page. Limited Edition. Apparently very limited in this case, although not sure.
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November 12, 2009 7:21:16 PM

All x58 Chip-sets naively support Crossfire, the only real problem is if it has 2 PCI -E slots
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 7:24:49 PM

evolve60 said:
All x58 Chip-sets naively support Crossfire, the only real problem is if it has 2 PCI -E slots


You would think so. All X58 chipsets have at least 2 PCIE slots. This particular board has 1 single 16x, not two.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 7:27:24 PM

Some of the complaints on the newegg reviews of the board are two way SLI setup is diminished to 16x/8x only. Question is, will the limitation of 16x/8x support Crosfire? Limited Edtion I would say so.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 7:30:29 PM

So. Does Crossfire require 2 x 16x PCIE slots? Or will this MB's 16x plus the 8x support Xfire? There are not two 16x slots on the board.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 8:01:16 PM

It has 4 PCIE 2.0 x16 slots that apparently run at 16x/8x/8x/4x for 3way SLI with PhysX.

Crossfire can run at x8/x8 like it does on P55 motherboards so I dont see why you couldnt crossfire on this motherboard. The only question is x16/x8 or x8/x8. EVGA did really design this motherboard for 3way SLI+physx and doesnt address anything else in the manual.

The best idea is call or email evga and ask.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 8:16:51 PM

The four PCIE slots are designated as 4 (@ x16/x8/x4/x8). The board will not configure to 16x/16x SLI or Xfire if it is indeed supported. EVGA does not mention the MB's ability to support Xfire, but I would guess it does. Is there sucha Xfire config as 16x/8x? So the 16x slot is good at 16x 2.0 for a single card only. 888-880-3842
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November 12, 2009 8:18:05 PM

My understanding is that it runs 8x/8x.

Strange decision really, considering the competition offer 16x/16x on their X58's. Heck, that's supposed to be one reason to go with an X58 chipset: to get that extra PCI-e bandwidth.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 8:23:15 PM

DokkRokken said:
My understanding is that it runs 8x/8x.

Strange decision really, considering the competition offer 16x/16x on their X58's. Heck, that's supposed to be one reason to go with an X58 chipset: to get that extra PCI-e bandwidth.


Yep. I would buy something that supports dual cards at 16x/2 2.0. I think there a lot of things MB Mfg's/distributors could do in the way of 'supported options' offered. l want to see a 785G chipset for my Socket 939 processors. The SLI supported socket 754 EPOX board I use is interesting in this regard.
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November 12, 2009 8:33:20 PM

Im going with the Asus P6T Deluxe V2
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 8:35:31 PM

Beitzel15 said:
Im going with the Asus P6T Deluxe V2


Good choice. Forget the LE deal from EVGA.
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November 12, 2009 9:43:19 PM

Just bought the Deluxe, along with the rest of my i7 build. Its going to be a Xmas gift me for my dad.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2009 10:16:41 PM

badge said:
Good choice. Forget the LE deal from EVGA.

Agree. EVGA makes good motherboards, but this one is only useful specifically for 3 graphics cards, or 3 graphics cards and a PhysX.
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