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Hey guys,

My buddy is looking to upgrade his motherboard and get 2x 560tis to put in SLI.
He's got an i5 655k (dual core - socket 1156) currently on his Asrock P55 mobo.
From what I understand any SLI on P55 will only run in pci-e 8x unless the mobo has an NF200 chip onboard. Will this be a problem with the newer 560ti cards?

Also for a new P55 motherboard what would you guys recommend? Preferably one with decent VRMs, as well as full ATX.

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PCIe x8 isn't limiting performance in any way on the current generation of single-GPU graphics card. Only cards such as the HD6990 or GTX590 are slightly bottlenecked, so the 560Ti won't have any problem.
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