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Cheapest x16/x16 motherboard for 1155 SLI?

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a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 2:34:06 AM

Okay I seen alot of ASUS P67's for 80$ and was like wow thats cheap for SLI, but they only run 8x/8x.

What do you guys know that is the cheapest (But reliable) SLI board that runs x16/x16 in SLI?

Doesnt have to have PCIE 3.0 though.

Last question, is the extra money for x16/x16 worth it? or is really 8x/8x about the same?
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a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 3:08:19 AM

a ivy bridge cpu with PCI 3.0 x8,x8 is the same as pci 2.0 x16, x16.

still there is really no measurable frame rate difference between x8 and x16.
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a c 125 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 3:13:24 AM

"is the extra money for x16/x16 worth it? or is really 8x/8x about the same?"

The performance increase from x16/x16 is negligible. Save 100 and get a x8/x8 setup.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 3:21:39 AM

Yep, the difference is couple of frames ....
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a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 4:41:49 AM

So a cheap 80$ Asus P67 will still do a good job at SLI? :D 
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a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 4:43:54 AM

austing said:
So a cheap 80$ Asus P67 will still do a good job at SLI? :D 

i have my doubts because a motherboard that cheap my have a x16, x4 configuration.

which asus board are you asking about?

you mean this refurb?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 4:48:51 AM

U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 -> ... Latest Z77...

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



That is a great mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.

Read the Toms review Seven Sub-$160 Z77 Express Motherboards, Reviewed
@ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


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a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 5:16:57 AM

Will definately look into this board, thanks.
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a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 5:17:12 AM

Best answer selected by austinG.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 6:40:40 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 6:42:12 AM

Good luck!
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