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lol they will probably get rid of the blue VGA combo. its just a prototype now right?
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sorry but another question i had about 4-way Crossfire on a Z77 board... Wouldn't quad Crossfire bottleneck any 1155 cpu? The lowest AMD card you can go quad Xfire with is the 7950, and I think 4 of those would severely bottleneck even the 3770k. Correct me if i am wrong i am just inquiring.
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I'll take an Asus board instead.

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Why do they even bother giving PCI-E x1 lanes if you're NEVER going to be able to use them when using an SLI/Crossfire setup? That annoys me to no end. You obviously can't use a PCI-E x1 sound card with this motherboard.
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Why do they even bother giving PCI-E x1 lanes if you're NEVER going to be able to use them when using an SLI/Crossfire setup? That annoys me to no end. You obviously can't use a PCI-E x1 sound card with this motherboard.

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initially this MB was going to be 3 way SLI /4 way CF, how come this board end up 4 way SLI ,have they made any changes to the board ?

No changes. Sin did some digging with the Gigabyte folks and found out nVIdia now allows 4-way SLI with a single PLX PCI-E 3.0 chip and quad-8x configuration.
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If you have the cash to go for quad SLI you have the cash for an x79 setup.
I honestly don't see the point of going beyond 2 with z77.

It's not just about cash. The limit on 1155 used to always be limited PCI-E bandwidth but that is almost a non-issue now with PCI-E 3.0. IB will run games faster clock for clock, overclock higher, games don't use more than 4-cores and it will use less power; all while being cheaper. I don't see a strong case for SB-E with X79 for multi-GPU gaming when a 3770K and Z77 bring so much to the table.
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sorry but another question i had about 4-way Crossfire on a Z77 board... Wouldn't quad Crossfire bottleneck any 1155 cpu? The lowest AMD card you can go quad Xfire with is the 7950, and I think 4 of those would severely bottleneck even the 3770k. Correct me if i am wrong i am just inquiring.

Not on multi-display setups. I can run some games on my 3x monitor setup that would bring 4x Kepler or 4x 7970's to their knees and the CPU would be fine. But for a single screen, yes 4x top of the line GPU would be a bit much and the CPU would most likely be the limiting factor.
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Does this affect microstuttering in any way?
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Does this affect microstuttering in any way?

What are you referencing in the question? That the board has PCI-E 3.0 or the PLX chip?
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initially this MB was going to be 3 way SLI /4 way CF, how come this board end up 4 way SLI ,have they made any changes to the board ?

No changes. Sin did some digging with the Gigabyte folks and found out nVIdia now allows 4-way SLI with a single PLX PCI-E 3.0 chip and quad-8x configuration.

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