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August 11, 2011 7:07:12 AM

Hi. I'm buying a new computer and i have selected this motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 ( )

It says it has two PCIe slots, one running at 16x and another running at 4x. It support CrossfireX, but i don't know if it support 2 way SLI or Quad-SLI.

I'm gonna put a gtx 590 onto that, and probably next year, i am going to add another 590 in quad sli.

Does this motherboard support it?


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a c 122 V Motherboard
August 11, 2011 8:02:42 AM

You're going to use GTX 590s in SLI ... and that's the board you choose? Don't go cheap like that. If you want to stay with Gigabyte, you need to go with one of the Z68X-UD4/UD5/UD7 versions.

No, that board doesn't support SLI of any kind. It does support CrossFire, but only in a crippled way. You need to look for a board that will do x8/x8 for SLI and CrossFire instead of x16/x4. Or even go with one of the few boards that will do x16/x16 SLI or CrossFire, like the UD7 board I mentioned above.
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August 11, 2011 9:17:32 AM

What about this: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3?

I suppose that's good?
August 11, 2011 5:59:58 PM

Wait wait wait......... Your gonna put a 700 dollar graphics card into a cheap board, with an i3, and 4 gigs of ram?!!!!! You need to get your priorities straight. You obviously have more money than brains. you need to split your graphics card budget and get a nice mobo, i5 or higher, and 8gb of ram and maybe even a SSD. That 590 would do you no good if your limited by a crappy little i3 and 4gb of ram. just get a 580 or 2 560ti's. That would be plenty of graphics power, unless your making Avatar 2 on your computer. You put a 590 in a computer that has equally high performance parts. Putting a 590 in a computer with an i3 is like buying a Ferrari motor for your Ford Pinto. Don't cheap out on your processor or MOBO. I'm not trying to be a jerk, This post just blew my mind a little.
August 11, 2011 10:13:39 PM

I am not the one getting the i3 and 4gb of ram.

The processor i am getting in the new computer is Intel Core i5 2500k, and the ram is 8gb!

Changed the motherboard to the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3. Much, much better.

a c 122 V Motherboard
August 12, 2011 12:22:09 AM

Yes, the UD4 is a much better board for SLI. You will like it.
August 12, 2011 9:41:29 AM

Also, one more question. What's Avatar 2?
August 12, 2011 9:42:15 AM

SOZ! Yeah, it's the next sequel for Avatar.