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. 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) Related resources Cheapest x16/x16 motherboard for 1155 SLI ? - 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 What's the difference between running CrossFire on x8/x8 and x16/x16 ? - 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? 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 CtrlAltDefeat July 25, 2010 5:44:18 PM Best answer selected by CtrlAltDefeat. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFull x16x16 plus Z68 Sandy Build ForumAMD with am3 + board... SB i52500k... Hear me out. ForumPCIe 2.0 x8/x8 vs PCIe 1.0 x16/x16 Forum~1000$ gaming pc (socket AM3 ) ForumWhat a good am3 + MB for crossfire ForumAM3 CPU + Nvidia GPU in SLI ForumAM3 SATA 6Gbps SLI MB ? ForumWhen we finally can’t attained athletic subject, ForumMushkin DD3 on AM3 platform ForumASUS M2N SLI Deluxe Bios 5001 Forum[Solved] New gaming rig, need an AM3 mobo. ForumSli compatible amd motherboard? ForumGigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R disables SATA3 & USB3 in SLI & Xfire? Forum[Solved] Does the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 support SLI Crossfire? ForumQuestion about SLI mobos More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !