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*I meant to type Maximus IV Extreme, woops.

I'll soon be tearing my GPUs apart to fit single-slot waterblocks to them in preparation for installing them into a WC loop.

I've realised that now, I can physically fit 4 580's onto my mobo.

So, I've gone mad and decided that I want to get two more GTX 580s!

I've read that the Maximus IV Extreme is "Tri-SLI" capable, but what about quad? Is it only ever listed as Tri-SLI capable due to the physical limitation of being able to fit only three GTX 580's with their dual slot stock coolers? Or is there some sort of electronic/technical limitation of the P67 chipset's PCI-E setup that won't allow me to run four 580s?

Opinions please!
Thanks.
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/15/11 at 12:02pm
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Well, technically it SHOULD considering it'll support two 590's.

However I don't know how the performance will be impacted, (if any) if they all run at x8/x8/x8/x8 or x8/x8/x8/x4 etc..

Edit - But who's to say even though it'll work and fit if it will be true Quad-SLI? I don't know, but Tri would be/should work out nicely
 
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i dont think the Maximus IX exist yet... but the Maximus IV is only Tri Sli at most (individual cards, not dual gpu cards)...

edit: here is an idea just get a 580 to add to your 580 sli
Edited by Not A Good Idea - 10/15/11 at 11:51am
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If it is, they will only run in (x8/x8/x8/x8).

The only TRUE Quad Mobos are the EVGA e762 like i have, or the SR-2. They run Quad SLi in (x16/x16/x16/x16). But I am sure we will see some more legit Quad options when Ivy Bridge is released.
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post #5 of 18
Just get 1 more 580 and a new PSU.

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Originally Posted by Rider85 View Post
The only TRUE Quad Mobos are the EVGA e762 like i have, or the SR-2. They run Quad SLi in (x16/x16/x16/x16). But I am sure we will see some more legit Quad options when Ivy Bridge is released.
And the UD9, X58-OC and RIIIE with the expander.
Edited by driftingforlife - 10/15/11 at 11:43am
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by the time they get to the maximus IX, i think we won't need to worry about PCIe bandwidth at all.

currently nvidia only licences quad SLI to (intel) boards with 2 NF200 chips, ex, 4 way class, and UD9.
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I don't think it does to be honest, from my understanding you need a 2nd Nf200 chip to be able to do 4 Way SLI 580's. I believe you can use an PCI-E expander like that used on the Rampage III to support 4 Way.
 
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After looking at the board, I am pretty sure it is not Quad Sli compatible (albeit it is if you have two dual gpu cards) and will not work with 4 580s.

But sweet build though man! I hope you enjoy!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post
Just get 1 more 580 and a new PSU.



And the UD9, X58-OC and RIIIE with the expander.
Ah Yes! I forgot about those!
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Originally Posted by Not A Good Idea View Post
i dont think the Maximus IX exist yet... but the Maximus IV is only Tri Sli at most (individual cards, not dual gpu cards)...

edit: here is an idea just get a 590 to add to your 580 sli
This seems like my only option, given that Google seems to suggest (although there's only like 2 articles existent that cover this topic) that 4x580s won't play nice with P67 because it hasn't got the additional PCI-E expander/double NF200 foolishness.

Hrm... Tri-SLI it is then.

EDIT: 580 + 590 SLI is impossible
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/15/11 at 11:52am
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