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Two GTX 295s on a Gigabyte MA-790FXT-UD5P?

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August 10, 2009 4:49:12 AM

I've yet to find an exact answer to my question. I have Gigabyte's MA-790FXT-UD5P motherboard and it has dual PCI-E 2.0 X16 slots. I read the sticky on SLI/Crossfire but i'm still not 100% on this yet.

I want to eventually buy another GTX 295 and want to know if it will be compatible and work properly, since the board is neither SLI or Crossfire certified. I would assume that it would work since it does have the two PCI-E 2.0 slots but I'm just not 100% on it. Obviously I want to be absolutely certain it will work considering the card costs $475-$500.

So will my motherboard be able to have two GTX 295s and be able to see all four GPUs and have all of them working?

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August 10, 2009 4:59:37 AM

No, your motherboard does not support SLI. It does support ATI crossfire, though. The only chipsets that support SLI are Nvidia Nforce chipsets and the Intel X58 chipset.
August 10, 2009 2:32:17 PM

wow...that really sucks majorly...

I would consider two 4870 X2s I guess, but they consume much more power.