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AMD Board with SLi Capability WITH Sata (6Gb/s) ports, does it exist?

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January 30, 2011 6:43:35 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Was the Closest thing I could find but sadly its ports are onry 3GB/s, my question is, is it worth it to wait for a 6GB/s (if it doesnt exist) or is 3GB/s good enough for now? Since im upgrading my gfx card Im just considering investing in a board to replace my poopy one for when I plan to SLi but sadly I dont feel like buying a new CPU to use a Intel board (Switching from ATi to Nvidia GPU so im sure most of you see my plight). All id be using the Sata ports were for a SSD or two for storing my games to decreased load times, nothing more really. Just curious if a 3GB/s was more than enough for those kinds of tasks, 6GB/s just seems more for the heavy duty developer kind of tasks. Thoughts?

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January 30, 2011 12:03:19 PM

If nvidia is not making the SLI chip sets any more then we will not see those functions on SLI capable boards anytime soon. http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/10/day-of-nvi...
SATA 6gb is not mainstream yet but will be, for most people the 3gb is enough today.
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January 30, 2011 5:37:09 PM

Man that board is hot, unfortunately its a intel and I have a amd cpu. I guess ill either have to eat the 3GB/s or get a new cpu...
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January 31, 2011 6:47:06 AM

Play for the new CPU. You cannot go wrong with the new socket LGA1155 products from Intel. It's cool, fast and overclocks like crazy. And it's not very expensive at all... :D 
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January 31, 2011 6:56:26 AM

Darkfalz89 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Was the Closest thing I could find but sadly its ports are onry 3GB/s, my question is, is it worth it to wait for a 6GB/s (if it doesnt exist) or is 3GB/s good enough for now? Since im upgrading my gfx card Im just considering investing in a board to replace my poopy one for when I plan to SLi but sadly I dont feel like buying a new CPU to use a Intel board (Switching from ATi to Nvidia GPU so im sure most of you see my plight). All id be using the Sata ports were for a SSD or two for storing my games to decreased load times, nothing more really. Just curious if a 3GB/s was more than enough for those kinds of tasks, 6GB/s just seems more for the heavy duty developer kind of tasks. Thoughts?
I will make this easy for you: SATA 6Gb/s isn't worth fussing over right now.
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January 31, 2011 2:59:33 PM

Asus Crosshair IV exteme? Othe real option is Intel Evga they have a few options for SLi with Nvidia.
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January 31, 2011 6:45:22 PM

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Asus Crosshair IV exteme? Othe real option is Intel Evga they have a few options for SLi with Nvidia.
So does everyone else.
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January 31, 2011 8:39:37 PM

Darkfalz89 said:
Man that board is hot, unfortunately its a intel and I have a amd cpu. I guess ill either have to eat the 3GB/s or get a new cpu...

What board is intel?
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January 31, 2011 8:41:46 PM

although technically they are not sli boards, MSI has put out a couple of 870A Fuzion motherboards that use the Lucid Hyralogix chip. They are AMD motherboards with SATA 3 and USB 3.

MSI 870A Fuzion motherboards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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January 31, 2011 9:26:36 PM

Crashman said:
I hope nobody looking to run a pair of Nvidia graphics cards is still considering Hydra N-Mode:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lucidlogix-hydralog...


I wasn't saying that Hydralogix was the way to go, I was just trying to give the OP a few other options. I have considered them myself, but haven't pulled the trigger yet, I agree with what the article states, the drivers have a ways to go before they are a match for true sli or crossfire.
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February 7, 2011 11:09:08 PM

Best answer selected by darkfalz89.
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February 7, 2011 11:15:21 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions but I think ill stick to the original board I mentioned. I did some research on sata II and III and it seems II is all you need for the purposes I have for it. Ill just stick with my choice until I need a new cpu upgrade, (no use getting a intel when I have the best 4 core from amd.......).
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