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Last slot is running at x4....
 
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by marbleduck View Post
Whaat? There's three slots for it...
think about maybe WHY only one bridge was included....and to do 3x SLI you need the hard bridge that covers all 3 cards, you cannot just put them on like you can on ATI cards....

and the last slot is running at x4 bandwidth....not really at all meant for a GPU. Its there so you still have a place to put a RAID card or something while 2 GPU's are installed.
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post #13 of 18
Im thinking you should return the third 580, and/or save it for a different build.

It will bottleneck your SLI if it is running at 4x, AND it will cause the middle card to heat up like no other.
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post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
Im thinking you should return the third 580, and/or save it for a different build.

It will bottleneck your SLI if it is running at 4x, AND it will cause the middle card to heat up like no other.
Heat is definitely going to be an issue but the bottleneck isn't that bad, possibly 3-5% loss in performance with the 3rd card running at 4x. Although it was a 3-5% loss in performance at x4 in a single card configuration and the test was done with a GTX 480.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...x4,2696-3.html
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IIRC Nvidia cards cant run in an SLI setup in a x4 slot
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post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
think about maybe WHY only one bridge was included....and to do 3x SLI you need the hard bridge that covers all 3 cards, you cannot just put them on like you can on ATI cards....
Sure you can.

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IIRC Nvidia cards cant run in an SLI setup in a x4 slot
Fairly sure they can, they may not license TRI SLI to boards that would make it run in x4 but that doesn't mean they can't do it.
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The title made me laugh...

You can have cards that close, they may just get a little hot
Quad SLi can be achieved with just two cards BTW (2x590s, 295s, 9800GX2s)
 
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post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8ight View Post
The title made me laugh...

You can have cards that close, they may just get a little hot
Quad SLi can be achieved with just two cards BTW (2x590s, 295s, 9800GX2s)
This. Quad SLI by having two cards, which are both dual GPU cards.
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