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I have a EVGA P55 160-LF-E659-RX Classified. I plan on buying another GTX 580 to go SLI. I was doing a bit of reading and I cant find the right answer. I just want to know if I should put the cards in any of these configurations and which would be the best.

Slots 1 and 3, slots 3 and 5, or slots 1 and 5.

Will any of these combos give me 16x in each slot or will one of them be 8x? Also, slots 1 and 5 is the most attractive solution as far as cooling goes.
Thanks for all the help!
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Originally Posted by jakeface1 View Post

I have a EVGA P55 160-LF-E659-RX Classified. I plan on buying another GTX 580 to go SLI. I was doing a bit of reading and I cant find the right answer. I just want to know if I should put the cards in any of these configurations and which would be the best.
Slots 1 and 3, slots 3 and 5, or slots 1 and 5.
Will any of these combos give me 16x in each slot or will one of them be 8x? Also, slots 1 and 5 is the most attractive solution as far as cooling goes.
Thanks for all the help!

When you use SLI, it will be in x8 per slot. Reason being that x16 is being split into 2 x8 to feed two PCIe slots.
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Thanks for the reply! However I have another question. Having the 2nd card in the 5th slot and the main card in slot 1. Will this cause any issues? I'd like to have them separated for the best cooling I can get. Thanks again!
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Thanks for the reply! However I have another question. Having the 2nd card in the 5th slot and the main card in slot 1. Will this cause any issues? I'd like to have them separated for the best cooling I can get. Thanks again!

No, if your SLI bridge is long enough, no problem.
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Thanks again, you were a lot of help!
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