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Will this Motherboard work for SLI gtx580's?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

this was the motherboard i went with when i started my build... it is SLI capable. but, while during a routine cleaning i noticed that the bottom pci-e slot is a x8 slot... and the top is the x16..

i don't know much about SLI, so i wanted to know if the difference in slots is going to hinder the 580's performance..
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post #2 of 9
It will support SLI... the top slot will scale back to x8 to match the second the slot, though it looks like it would be quite a tight fit
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post #3 of 9
Runs a 8x/8x config on a single 16x PCIe bus, performance difference will be negligible. Regardless, SLI will be a tight fit.
 
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post #4 of 9
it says it supports Nvidia SLI Technology, so yes.

http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us...n.php?S_ID=527


and as far as your concerns about x16x16 vs x16x8. look at these two reviews

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x4x4
    
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yeah i know it's gonna be tight.. i like it tight though..
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yeah i know it's gonna be tight.. i like it tight though..
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Originally Posted by MrSleepin View Post
yeah i know it's gonna be tight.. i like it tight though..
...nice : -P

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post #8 of 9
im running my GTX580 at x8 mode and i lost absolutely no fps or 3dmark points...
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post #9 of 9
it's only a 3-4% loss in performance...won't be noticeable unless you bench...

really tight fit though...i'd expect water cooling in the near future.
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