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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 + 7970

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May 25, 2012 6:27:21 PM

Hello guys,

I'm thinking about buying a Sapphire HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 for my system. I have the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 board though. I saw that the Sapphire needs 1 PCI-express 3 slot. And I can't discover whether this board supports this card.

Could you tell me whether this card can function well on this board and will a future crossfire setup be possible, or will I run out of slots?


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a c 128 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 7:15:29 PM

If you want PCI 3.o slots for your video card, you're looking on the wrong side of the ailse. You need to be looking at Intel Motherboards with a Z77 chipset.

For example:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

This is the least expensive Gigabyte board that will do dual x8 x-fire over PCI 3.0