EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard crossfire question.

my mobo died, and i kinda glad it did since i didnt really like it, anyways, i have to 2 5850's and i want to get my favorite motherboard which is the EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard, but its not advertised as being able to run crossfire, however i read a some reviews and people have been running crossfire on it becuase the x58 chipset supports crossfire natively, so my question is if i get the EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard will i be able to use my 2 5850's in crossfire?
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  1. Spec. sheet says SLI, no mention of crossfire. Not all mfrs. bought both licenses for all their boards.
  2. treefrog07 said:
    Spec. sheet says SLI, no mention of crossfire. Not all mfrs. bought both licenses for all their boards.

    i came across this, http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=30699&high=EVGA+X58+SLI+LE+crossfire
  3. I couldn't determine if the xfired boards in the forum were the same you are asking about. I would download the manuals: there appear to be two SLI/LE models - to verify that you can run crossfire.
  4. Well, he can give it a try! He has the GPUs - if it doesn't work he can return the board and get another.
  5. Or an easier way,simply ask EVGA support :)
  6. EVGA is company where you find a live person to ask? I didn't know there were any left.
  7. Actually I've been pretty pleased with EVGA's cust service tech support (US 888 880 3842 (-EVGA)). The ones I've spoken with seem to know their toys.
    My only frustration is the requirement to register within 30 days - otherwise it's a limited 1 year warranty and even that requires a purchase receipt (luckily I had a scan from a rebate)
    they did end up replacing my card which had died after 11 months... just in time, one month later and I would've been out of luck.
    I suppose I should just log all my new components, but many do not require it so I'm afraid I get lazy :-)
  8. I am going to resolve this question for all of you once for all.
    According to EVGA's own product page, this board indeed supports crossfire period, done, no more talking.

    http://www.evga.com/articles/00481/

    READ THE PART WHERE IT SAYS THE FOLLOWING:

    Product Features:

    * Supports Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
    * Intel® X58 Express Chipset with the ICH10R Southbridge
    * Supports over 6.4 Giga-transfers per second
    * Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    * Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    * EVGA VDroop Control
    * 100% Solid State Capacitors
    * 6 DIMM triple-channel DDR3
    * Enthusiast layout supporting 2-way, 3-way SLI and CrossFireX with an additional PhysX or 1x PCIe card!
    * 6 SATA II 3.0GB/s ports
    * EVGA E-LEET Tuning Utility Software
    * EVGA EZ Voltage - points at the top of the motherboard for 100% accurate power testing.
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