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Asus cm6850-07 crossfire ready?

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July 8, 2011 6:18:21 AM

I just bought a new Asus, and it comes with two PCI slots and on the motherboard it says CROSSFIRE ready, but there is no way in hell I could fight two gtx 580's in those slots, one of them is about 1/2 an inch from the bottom of the case. Why would they do that, am I missing something?
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July 8, 2011 10:47:33 AM

Even if you could fit them, they won't work as crossfire works with two or more AMD/ATI cards only. GTX 580 is a Nvidia card.

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July 8, 2011 11:16:46 AM
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specifications are here:
http://www.asus.com/Desktop/Entertainment/Essentio_CM68...

3 problems with that:
1. I don't see where it says crossfire or SLI suport
2. Even if it does have 2 PCIe slots, the second can function only as x4 and to have any advantage from SLI of CROSSFIRE you need 16x16 or at least 8x8
3. The PSU is way underpowored (300W) even for one gtx 580, so you need a much beter PSU. For an SLI with two gtx 580 you need at least 850W or more
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July 15, 2011 2:05:34 AM

Yea It is odd, it says crossfire ready, ON the motherboard, but I have a 900w psu and only one gtx 580, just wondering why they would put the second slot so low to the bottom.
July 15, 2011 2:09:58 AM

Also, my computer is not even listed on their main page, its a 07 series, I7 sandy bridge processor , for some reason I cannot find any information about it.
July 25, 2011 12:35:24 AM

The answer is it IS CROSSFIRE ready, but not SLI ready, if it is both, you will see both symbols on it. Also the motherboard is not built specifically for that case, or computer..so its a very very tight squeeze.
July 25, 2011 12:36:07 AM

Best answer selected by alancode.
January 29, 2012 12:52:33 AM

I have the same computer it says CROSSFIRE ready but not SLI certified I changed case and PSU, I am running two GTX 550 TI with no problem for the last 4 months.
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January 29, 2012 11:50:09 AM

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