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X79 supports native x16/x16 and x8/x8/x8/x8.

You also have to remember that two dual GPU cards is considered 4-way SLI/CFX, so technically a board only needs two x16 slots to "support 4-way SLI/CFX" and the manufacturers take advantage of that in their marketing. There's a difference in 4 card SLI/CFX and 4-way SLI/CFX.
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MSI should move on from their ugly theme now, its been enough.
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I think the board looks nice, as do most of their high end boards. Especially when you pick parts that complement the color scheme....

    
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X79 supports native x16/x16 and x8/x8/x8/x8.

You also have to remember that two dual GPU cards is considered 4-way SLI/CFX, so technically a board only needs two x16 slots to "support 4-way SLI/CFX" and the manufacturers take advantage of that in their marketing. There's a difference in 4 card SLI/CFX and 4-way SLI/CFX.
I believe it's 40 lanes so 16/16/8
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Yeah, 40 lanes. They can be split up in different ways.

x16/x16/x8 for 2-way and 3-way SLI/CFX, I was assuming the left over x8 was a given...
4-way card SLI/CFX will probably be x16/x8/x8/x8 though, not x8/x8/x8/x8. Technically, there could be x8/x8/x8/x8/x8 too, but I'm not sure how it would be used. Maybe 4 card SLI + PhysX...lol. Or, 4 card SLI and PCIe SSD?
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I think the board looks nice, as do most of their high end boards. Especially when you pick parts that complement the color scheme....
For real. Honestly they've got the best blue color scheme of any manufacturer.
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*Waits for the GD80 or even better the Rampage 4 Extreme.*
What is Asus doing? I haven't heard anything about the Rampage IV
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