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Hey!

I'm just wondering why does this board have 4 PCI-x slot at 16x. I know that ATI is planning A 3 Card solution for phisics (tripple play if I'm not mistaken) but why 4 PCI-x slots???

3 card CrossFire + 1 Card Physics???

Thanks for your help as usual.
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It's more for a professional build. 4 graphic cards means you could hook up 8 monitors. Not really a need for most people.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...-p5w64-ws.html
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ok.... thats nice. I havent thought of that this way. It's the gamer in me that make me thought ''OMG 4 PCI-x Slots, Quad SLI/CrossFire'' Anyway thanks for the explanation
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Originally Posted by Mr-P View Post
Hey!

I'm just wondering why does this board have 4 PCI-x slot at 16x. I know that ATI is planning A 3 Card solution for phisics (tripple play if I'm not mistaken) but why 4 PCI-x slots???

3 card CrossFire + 1 Card Physics???

Thanks for your help as usual.
Its for the Use of 4 monitors. However 3 CF cards and 1 physics card is Plausible.
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As others have said, yes, it's for multiple monitor support. These boards are primarly designed for workstation applications - it just so happens that they also overclock like mad
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