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Hello OCN,

I'm having a slight problem with my motherboard. Ever since I got it, I have not been cappable of running 2 cards at 16x-16x.

Right now I'm running 2x GTX680's both on the blue slots and the speeds are like this on GPU-z:

The one on Bottom of GPU-z list:

500

The one on top of GPU-z list:

508


I guess the first image belongs to the 2nd card, right?

Any ideas why they're not running at 16x-16x? I have another friend with an ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution B3 and he claims he can run SLI both at 16x-16x on the very same PCIe slots. Although another member in OCN claims the board can't do both cards at 16x-16x, who's wrong and who's right? Getting a bit paranoid. biggrin.gif

What do I have to do to enable both at 16x-16x?

Using 1402 BIOS from September 20th, 2011.

Any help is appreciated.
    
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Here is a picture of my friend's setup:

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If you see his gadgets on the right both of his cards are running at 16x, how is this possible? sad-smiley-002.gif
    
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Maybe some kind of setting under the onboard devices tab?
 
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Well I just checked ASUS website:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67_WS_Revolution/#specifications

And it claims it does 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16, x8).

So I guess my friend's gadget is displaying the wrong information and this board can only do 16x-8x on SLI.
    
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Yet another contradiction:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67_WS_Revolution/
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Designed for true power users, the P8P67 WS Revolution uses a built-in NF200 controller that enhances bandwidth availability between the board and the four graphics card expansion slots. This is ideal for NVIDIA GeForce SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™, as the new motherboard can easily handle 2-Way SLI in dual PCI Express X16, while 3-Way SLI works in dual PCI Express X8 and one X16 link. This translates into a 26.4% performance increase compared to regular P67 motherboards with similar SLI configurations, as measured by 3DMark06. For CrossFireX, the P8P67 WS Revolution supports up to quad GPUs builds in PCI Express X8 links, unlike standard motherboards, which lack the bandwidth to do so.


I'd appreciate if anyone with this motherboard could tell me about this, as I'm a bit confused wether I should be able to do 16x-16x or not. sad-smiley-002.gif
    
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/01/05/asus_p8p67_ws_revolution_motherboard_review/1
P.S. NF200 is pretty old chip and will add some latency compared to new PLX chip and yes it will allow you to run x16x16
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-gaming-3-way-sli-three-card-crossfire,2910-9.html
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The expansion slots, in order from the top, are: PCIe x16, PCIe x1, PCIe x16, PCIe x1, PCIe x16, PCIe x1, and another PCIe x16 slot. Notice how there are no legacy PCI slots. The ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution takes the best of both worlds and supports both CrossFireX and SLI. Additionally, thanks to the NVIDIA NF200 chip, there are more PCI Express lanes available to these slots than what the Sandy Bridge core processors are able to provide on chip. You can also have your own CUDA setup with up to four NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. Both blue slots can operate at full bandwidth concurrently, but you will need to do a half-split with the black slots if you want those in service too. In other words, your P8P67 WS Revolution can do x16/none/x16/none, or x8/x8/x8/x8.


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According to this you should be running dual 16x providing you don't have anything else in any of the other lanes. this is how it is on the M4E, here.
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Oh, I have a sound c ard in the last pci-e lane, is this the cause of my cards running at 16x-8x?

Thank you both for your reply.

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if i remember correctly Asus have NF200 "on demand" x16x16 ,try to run some type of benchmark and check both slots if they running 2.0@x16
    
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

if i remember correctly Asus have NF200 "on demand" x16x16 ,try to run some type of benchmark and check both slots if they running 2.0@x16

THey're at 16x-8x at load.

I'll try removing the sound card after lunch (It is on the latest pci-e lane, the grey one) and see if my cards run at 16x-16x. thumb.gif
    
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