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As you can see I'm looking for an Intel socket 1155 (P67 or Z68) motherboard that has 4 PCI-E slots all running @ 16x. I doubt there is one out there as I haven't even seen a 1366 motherboard with 4 16x slots, but I guess it won't hurt to ask.

The only motherboard(s) I've found that can support 4 way SLI are these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130595

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188092

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188082

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714R

I believe the first one is capable of 4 8x slots, am I right?

Any recommendation on which one is more appropriate for Quad SLI?
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Pointless. Seriously. Quad SLI scales like crap unless you're going Surround. Vega, I think, is the only guy to pull it off and win.
     
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Can you even do quad SLI on P67?
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sb doesn't do quad (exception dual gpu cards), wait for SB-E
Edited by munaim1 - 8/16/11 at 12:50am
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You will be CPU bottlenecked on a 1155. Wait for SB-E and Kelper GPU's and really make a kick ass rig
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If SB can't do Quad SLI why did MSI waste our time by making a board with 8 PCI-E slots?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noak;14598948 
You will be CPU bottlenecked on a 1155. Wait for SB-E and Kelper GPU's and really make a kick ass rig

Well I don't think there would be much bottleneck with a 2600K @ 5 Ghz or even higher.
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Sandy Bridge can too do quad SLI. That's what the NF200 chip is there for. wink.gif

You're honestly better off using a non NF200 chip and using 2 cards though. The NF200 adds latency in, so those 8x slots basically turn into 4x. It'll still work, you'll still see a good amount of gain. But honestly its too far overkill, even for most of OCN standards.

If you DO want to do that, go for the Asus WS Revo. It's the same board as all the others for the most part, but for a fraction of the cost.
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If you want Quad SLI or CF i would go Dual GTX590's or Dual 6990's [save's 2 slots]

I would like Pioneerisloud sayed also pick the Asus WS revolution board.

Btw: cards running @ 8x instead of 16x get a max of about 4% performance loss, its nothing really worth worrying about
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even if your running at 8x mode you can't see a difference in performance even with a GTX580, im running mine in x8 mode atm
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