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Asrock Extreme6/GB PCI lanes question

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April 7, 2012 3:13:23 PM

Hello everyone, my first time posting :) 

So anyway, I would like to ask about the Asrock Extreme6/GB PCI lanes.

I have an NVidia GFX card that Im planning to SLi once I upgrade to a LGA2011 Motherboard, and looking at Asrock Extreme6/GB I notice that the specs show that I'll only be able to use 3 PCI e lanes, with a x16/x16/x8 configuration.

Now my knowledge is very limited on this subject, but I did want to ask what does that mean for me?

Along with those two Nvidia GPUs I have a Creative sound-card, and video capture-card that I use to capture my console game footage. Both the sound-card and the capture-card use PCi express lanes, x1 I believe.

So my question is, will I be able to have an SLi setup, while still retain use of my sound and capture cards on this motherboard?

Thank you in advance.
a b V Motherboard
April 8, 2012 1:57:35 AM

It depends on the size of your GFX cards. If they are two slot card you will probabley have room for all of your andd in cards.

PCIe 16 X 16 means that you have 16 lanes of PCIe bandwidth available to each card. This is high bandwidth and not used unledd you have multiple monitors. 8 X 8 will saturate a single monitor at 1080p.