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ATI 5970 on X48

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January 7, 2010 3:03:09 AM

Can my X48 motherboard (P5E3 Premium)run a 5970 and in crossfire?

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a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 6:09:04 AM

Please compare the specs of the motherboard and the required slot of the video card, that will help you determine whether or not they're compatible with each other.
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a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 8:02:23 AM

The P5E3 Premium, like all x38/48 motherboards, has two 16x PCIe 2.0 slots.
There are two blue slots running at the full 16x, one additional black slot running at 4x or 1x.


Both a single 5970 and CrossFire 5970's will work just fine on your motherboard.
Make sure you use only the Blue PCIe slots for best performance.
TBH you could have found this answer very easialy using Google or by reading the SLI / CrossFire FAQ....
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a c 135 V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 8:51:58 AM

OMG :D  yes you are right,all X38/X48 support CF @ dual 16x board that's why i have wrote in the FAQ too :)  i didn't see the black PCI-E on this motherboard that's why i thought it doesn't support,it was strange for me too because i knew it should support both at dual 16x :D  ,anyways thanks for clearing it up :) .
All X38/X48 motherboards support cf @ dual 16x so you can use 2 HD 5790's on it
thanks again outlw6669
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a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 8:55:12 AM

No problem, happens to all us sometimes ;) 
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a c 92 V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 3:26:27 PM

Quote:
like all x38/48 motherboards, has two 16x PCIe 2.0 slots.


Are you sure about that? x38 boards should be two 16x PCIe 1.0 slots. (possibly 1.1 if there is such a thing.) That is what x48 brings, PCIe 2.0 slots.
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a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2010 3:35:12 PM

Actually, the x38 and x48 are the exact same chipset.
The only difference is that the x48 was officially validated to run at 400Mhz FSB while the x38 was only validated for 333Mhz.
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a c 92 V Motherboard
January 8, 2010 6:30:41 AM

Thats odd, I could have sworn its was PCIe 1.0. Oh well, thanks for the correction.
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