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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by lowfiwhiteguy View Post
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 without the additional PCI-E expander/NF200 foolishness.

Hrm... More research needed.
No more research needed... i have tried... it doesnt work.

i meant to say another 580, not 590 lol
post #12 of 18
wait you complain about NF200?

You do realize MIVE uses NF200 chip right?
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Who says I'm complaining about NF200?

And yeah, I'm going Tri-SLI. /thread.
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I would get a new PSU as well.
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I would get a new PSU as well.
That goes without saying. I'm only asking about GPUs in this thread.
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post #16 of 18
On P67/Z68 the only board that supports 4 cards is the Big Bang Marshall:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130595

And it only states 4 ATI cards. The other option is to do two GTX590's, however, three GTX580's would be a better choice due to the fact you can overclock them a lot higher than the GTX590. I would suggest just getting a third GTX580 since you already have two and you should be happy. The other option is to go x58 and do one of the suggested boards already mentioned.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
wait you complain about NF200?

You do realize MIVE uses NF200 chip right?
He's not complaining, you just need 2x Nf200 chips to make Quad SLI possible with 4x 580's.

Hence the reason most are using the X58 or SR-2 platform for such a setup. Or an expander that has a dedicated Nf200 onboard.

@OP: X79 may remedy this, but from the system you have it wouldn't be worth the expense on the upgrade. TRI SLI is enough in any scenario, unless your doing 7680x1600 resolutions.
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I enjoy my tri-sli 580s on this board quite a bit.
   
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