Solved AM3 SLI MB ( x16/x16 ) Tags: Motherboards Gtx Bottleneck SLI Product Last response: July 25, 2010 5:44 PM in Motherboards Share CtrlAltDefeat July 25, 2010 12:09:45 PM I'm looking for a good AM3 mobo that supports SLI and preferably can run dual x16/x16 ( I plan on SLI-ing two GTX 460's, I don't even know if x8/x8 will bottleneck it, will it?). Is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... a good one? Or at least a decent one? I hope it is, because it looks like it's practically the only one . More about : am3 sli x16 x16 jasobnd July 25, 2010 1:11:20 PM Its good for what you want, perhaps look into the ASUS Crosshair 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... alot more expensive but the best you can get if your willing to splash the cash. If you notice on the right hand side of the page there is a "specifications tab" if you look for this on any website youll be able to see if it supports x16 x16 lanes. And yes x8 x8 will bottleneck the card as it only works at half the capacity. I stupidly installed my 5770 in an 8x lane and it was slow as anything. when i moved it up it was proper fast. m 0 l mindless728 a b V Motherboard July 25, 2010 4:29:36 PM @jasond, that board does not support SLI (which is what he needs) really there are 2 choices, one for dual SLI and one for up to triple ASUS M4N98TD EVO MSI NF980-G65 AM3 the MSI that does the triple SLI goes from x16/x16 to x16/x8/x8 for triple, but with the GTX460's it won't be a problem (you need something like the 5970 or GTX480 to see the x8 bottleneck) m 0 l Related resources SLI x16/x16 vs x8/x8, PCIe 3.0 vs 2.0 - Forum x8x8 z87 vs x16x16 2011 for 2 way sli PCi E 3.0 - Forum sli PCIe 3.0 x16/x16 or is x16/x8 just as good? Need help picking motherboard - Forum P8Z77-V PREMIUM, 780ti Sli setup x16,x16?? - Forum X16/x16 SLI affected by x1 X-Fi card? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer CtrlAltDefeat July 25, 2010 5:11:31 PM I'm assuming the small availability of such mobos is because AMD owns ATi which is competing with nVidia? Anyway, I'll be fine with the Asus one right...? It's a good mobo? m 0 l Best solution mindless728 a b V Motherboard July 25, 2010 5:18:16 PM CtrlAltDefeat said:I'm assuming the small availability of such mobos is because AMD owns ATi which is competing with nVidia? Anyway, I'll be fine with the Asus one right...? It's a good mobo? it's a two fold reason probably, one because AMD owns ATI and because with LGA775, NV stopped making a lot of chipsets for AMD since they didn't have the enthusiasts market yeah, the ASUS should be fine, and i didn't even notice that the GTX460's can't be used in tri-SLI i am so used to ATI doing tri-quad almost anything mid range and higher Share CtrlAltDefeat July 25, 2010 5:44:18 PM Best answer selected by CtrlAltDefeat. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AM3 SATA 6Gbps SLI MB? Forum SLI - x16/x16 or? Forum Gigabyte Z68-UD7-B3 wont run sli x16/x16 Forum SLI 580 and Z68-UD7-B3 not running x16/x16 Forum CF/SLI @x8x8 vs x16x16 Forum Help 1155 motherboard for sli running at x16x16 Forum X4/x4 SLI Offers > 80% performance of x16/x16 SLI Forum SolvedAM3+ and Nvidia SLI Motherboard. Forum SolvedBest gaming AM3 M/B? Forum SolvedAM3+ MB with a good integerated VGA Forum SolvedCheapest or very cheap FM2 & AM3+ MB with sata III & USB 3 Forum SolvedAM3+ Socket and SLI compatable motherboard needed Forum SolvedUpgrade MB now or wait for new releases AM3+ Forum SolvedCan you use SLI on Nvidia cards on an AM3+ mobo? Forum SolvedBest motherboard Am3+ and sli Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !