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July 17, 2011 6:18:56 PM

Can I fit two ASUS HD 6950's and a ASUS Xonar D1 on this board. It has enough PCI-E slots but is there enough space? I have a coolermaster HAF-X case and a coolermaster V6GT cooler (although it is big it does not look like it will imping on a card in the top slot.

Is there enough space? Or should I go for the single GTX 580

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July 18, 2011 7:26:41 AM

Mmm big problem. That is exactly the cards I wanted to crossfire.

Can you suggest a different make of 6950's that I can crossfire on that board?

The issue is VRAM for battlefield 3. I have been told I will need at least 2gb to play at ultra settings (which will also require tesselation ie nvidia)

How is the gainward 3gb gtx580 phantom?

Or do I get a 6990 and deal with the heay in some way? (I've got a aircooled rig i7 2600k which I want to run at at least 4.2 with at coolermaster v6gt)
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July 18, 2011 7:44:24 AM

mosox said:
You can use the top PCI slot but not with this card

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6950_D...

get a HD 6950 that takes only two slots.

Better get a single HD 6950 or 6970 (the HD 6970 is slightly slower than the 580 and much cheaper).


Help me out, I don't understand why you could not crossfire two of these cards? You have two 8x slots on the Pro board and there appears to be plenty of room to install them on the board. What am I missing ( I am sincerely asking)?

The Xonar D1 only requires one of the legacy PCI slots not one of the PCI-E slots.
July 18, 2011 7:46:50 AM

Entropyon said:
Can I fit two ASUS HD 6950's and a ASUS Xonar D1 on this board. It has enough PCI-E slots but is there enough space? I have a coolermaster HAF-X case and a coolermaster V6GT cooler (although it is big it does not look like it will imping on a card in the top slot.

Is there enough space? Or should I go for the single GTX 580

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Two 6950s beat a single 580 and the cost is about the same.
July 18, 2011 8:31:09 AM

The rig is built but I have not bought the graphics cards yet. If the asus ones won't fit ( if I understand mosox correctly they will take up 3 slots each) which good 2gb 6950 fill take up two slots.

Btw I see you guys are all steering away from the 6990.
July 18, 2011 10:54:40 AM

Entropyon said:
The rig is built but I have not bought the graphics cards yet. If the asus ones won't fit ( if I understand mosox correctly they will take up 3 slots each) which good 2gb 6950 fill take up two slots.

Btw I see you guys are all steering away from the 6990.


Hi, I am not an expert in building computers so take this with a grain of salt. Every review of the Asus Pro V board that I have read has said it is easily capable of two-way crossfire and there are two open slots between the two 8x PCI-E slots you would use for crossfire. That is why I don't understand the original comment that two 6950s of any make will not fit. I don't believe they take up three slots each. Again, I could be wrong as I am new to building computers. By simple logic, looking at the pictures of the board shows plenty of room for two Asus 6950s, but I have not built on that board.

The 6990 is not a great card - it is noisy and expensive. Two 6970s outperform it and cost about the same. They use less power and are quieter.
July 18, 2011 12:29:40 PM

mosox said:
That Asus takes two slots.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20110127/asus-hd-6950-directcu-i...

Here's a couple of nice two slot cards, one factory OCed, both lifetime warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But for one monitor a single HD 6970 will do.

Or sell the sound card and get a Xonar DX, same card on PCIex1.


That's so funny - I just bought that card from Newegg ha, ha. I thought it was the best deal. It was on sale over the weekend for $249 after rebates.

I see that the Asus card takes two slots but the Pro mobo has enough room for two - 2 slot cards side by side and so I think that it will fit in crossfire. Am I wrong? Thanks.
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July 18, 2011 12:46:54 PM

Did I write two slots for Asus? Yep, I meant three as I said in my earlier post.
July 18, 2011 2:10:25 PM

mosox said:
Did I write two slots for Asus? Yep, I meant three as I said in my earlier post.


Thanks, now I get it. Looking at the picture it does have three slots - wow what a wide card.
July 18, 2011 4:08:41 PM

flong said:
Two 6950s beat a single 580 and the cost is about the same.


Highly doubt that. I got a 580 GTX for £275 and HD6950s are £200 each. Plus the 2 HD6950s will consume so much more power while giving unnoticable FPS increases (out side of programs, you cannot see the difference between 100 FPS or 140 FPS) but missing out features that only come with Nvidia cards due to their marketting strategy. PhysX isn't amazing but it is still a nice touch to games that use it.
July 18, 2011 6:01:44 PM

All good points, but one problem remains....

Will the 1.5Gb on a gtx 580 be good enough for future games, in my case BF3???

The 2Gb on the 6970 is therefore appealing. And the crossfired 6950 even more so
July 19, 2011 1:09:34 AM

mosox said:
Here's a nice card. Factory OCed so it's very close to the GTX 580. This year the new 7000 series will be released so there's no point on spending too much on the video card now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's a great price for that card, I just paid $262.00 after rebates for an XFX 6950.
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