Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, 3 Way Sli GTX 670, Sandy or Ivy????

Alright guys i`ve been having a look around for a 3-4 way sli motherboard for a bit of an upgrade, gonna go from 2x670`s to 3x670. was reading a spec sheet on the GA-Z77X-UD5H and it said something about it can only do 3 way sli with an ivy cpu installed? sounded kinda off to me though i thought i may aswell ask you guys as you havent steered me wrong so far. The Sniper M3 has been in the back of my mind for a little while now and i wasnt planning to go ivy, wanted to keep the sandy i5 for a little longer. cash aint an issue but i`d rather stay with gigabyte as i`ve always used em. running at 5760x1080 thats why i fancie the extra card plus i`ve just grabbed the Corsair AX1200i to power the rigg.

so GA-Z77X-UD5H or just put my cash where my mouth is an go for the Sniper M3 with the possibilty of adding a 4th 670?

Can anyone shed a little light on this matter ?

Many Thanks Davie
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  1. Well I don't know what you've read but the GA-Z77X-UD5H is 2-WAY SLI and can support up to 4 GPU cores (e.g. SLI GTX 690).

    In order to have 3 or 4 WAY SLI you need an LGA 1155 with an added PCIe chipset, examples: NF200 (PCIe 2.0) or PLX (PCIe 3.0) Chipset. Otherwise, my preference is LGA 2011/SB-E for 4-WAY SLI for best performance.

    LGA 1155 Z77 + PLX + 4-WAY SLI support:
    $450 ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM -
    $380 ASUS Maximus V Extreme -
    $350 ASRock Z77 Extreme9 -
    $340 ASUS P8Z77 WS -
    $300 EVGA Z77 FTW -
    $270 Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 -

    On LGA 1155 my pick would be the ASUS Maximus V Extreme.

    Before you pull the trigger see Futuremark -
  2. ahhh, it was on the gigabyte website i read it i`m sure, it will deffo be the Sniper then. Had a bad experience with asus before man , a few D.O.A boards etc. Cheers for the info man, I`ll grab a Sniper 3 tomorrow and keep my Sandy for a little while longer.

    Cheers Again Davie (Y)
  3. quiggy2512 said:
    Sandy for a little while longer.

    Nope, the PLX requires an Ivy Bridge to work otherwise you'll have 2-WAY SLI. The NF200 as in the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution was one of the few P67's with 3-WAY SLI support.
  4. Cheers for the help man, much appreciated. Grabbed the Sniper and the 3770k.

    cheers again Davie
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