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msi z87 gd65 or g45 for sli build

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July 17, 2013 10:26:24 PM

planning on getting the msi gd-65 or g-45 mobo.
I'm planning on doing sli with my 660's
The gd-65 looks like it has better pci slots, theyre all 16x
the g45 has 16x but if you add a second card, the second card will work at 8x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
look at the pci info
I want to get the best performance out of my SLI build.
a b V Motherboard
July 20, 2013 8:35:35 AM

You can't go with a 1155 board if you have a haswell cpu, you need a 1150 board
Same applies with the ivy bridge cpu. You can't go with a 1150 board, you need 1155.
a c 135 V Motherboard
July 20, 2013 8:48:49 AM

Z87 gd 45 is bttr but get the z87 not the z77 u added
Both are same in terms of sli so why spent more





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July 20, 2013 10:04:21 AM

IMetJesus said:
You can't go with a 1155 board if you have a haswell cpu, you need a 1150 board
Same applies with the ivy bridge cpu. You can't go with a 1150 board, you need 1155.


Dude, they're both z87 boards...
July 20, 2013 10:05:52 AM

IMetJesus said:
You can't go with a 1155 board if you have a haswell cpu, you need a 1150 board
Same applies with the ivy bridge cpu. You can't go with a 1150 board, you need 1155.


Yeah sorry. I just noticed the second one was a z77
a c 135 V Motherboard
July 20, 2013 10:06:44 AM

Just chck the second link u added it will open toz77 brd
a c 135 V Motherboard
July 20, 2013 10:08:43 AM

Yeah n get g45 board its not wrth spendin that xtra money


a b V Motherboard
July 20, 2013 11:23:59 AM

eden2012 said:
IMetJesus said:
You can't go with a 1155 board if you have a haswell cpu, you need a 1150 board
Same applies with the ivy bridge cpu. You can't go with a 1150 board, you need 1155.


Yeah sorry. I just noticed the second one was a z77


NP

July 20, 2013 11:27:25 AM

Sn1992 said:
Yeah n get g45 board its not wrth spendin that xtra money




If i do SLI though... I heard when you add the first card in the g45 pci slot in downgrades the second to a slower speed. In the gd65 theyre all the same speed with 2 graphics cards installed.
a b V Motherboard
July 20, 2013 11:30:46 AM

eden2012 said:
Sn1992 said:
Yeah n get g45 board its not wrth spendin that xtra money




If i do SLI though... I heard when you add the first card in the g45 pci slot in downgrades the second to a slower speed. In the gd65 theyre all the same speed with 2 graphics cards installed.


Read this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1094573/does-a-pcie-8x-make-a...
It's an older thread but i think the same applies on today's mbos

July 20, 2013 11:33:26 AM

Sn1992 said:
Z87 gd 45 is bttr but get the z87 not the z77 u added
Both are same in terms of sli so why spent more





Dont frget to close the post


IMetJesus said:
eden2012 said:
Sn1992 said:
Yeah n get g45 board its not wrth spendin that xtra money




If i do SLI though... I heard when you add the first card in the g45 pci slot in downgrades the second to a slower speed. In the gd65 theyre all the same speed with 2 graphics cards installed.


Read this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1094573/does-a-pcie-8x-make-a...
It's an older thread but i think the same applies on today's mbos


Yeah, i dont want to take any performance hit..they said up to 10 percent..thats a lot.
July 20, 2013 11:38:41 AM

IMetJesus said:
eden2012 said:
Sn1992 said:
Yeah n get g45 board its not wrth spendin that xtra money




If i do SLI though... I heard when you add the first card in the g45 pci slot in downgrades the second to a slower speed. In the gd65 theyre all the same speed with 2 graphics cards installed.


Read this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1094573/does-a-pcie-8x-make-a...
It's an older thread but i think the same applies on today's mbos



The older threads dont apply anymore :/  thats when pci 3.0 was not out and the differences between 8x 3.0 and 16x 3.0 is different between them in 2.0
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