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If I were to SLI two GTX 690s, would I be able to put them side by side or would I have to have a pci lane in between them?

Please note that this is all hypothetical (for now atlease rolleyes.gif). And any help at all is apprectiated.
post #2 of 6
It really depends on the Mobo, but most Mobos that have the PCI-E lanes to handle that are

pcie 1 = 16x

pcie 2 = 8x

pcie 3 = 16x

pcie 4= 8x
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The motherboards I'm looking at are Matx, I am trying to cram as much power as possible into a small package.
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They will overheat if there's no spacing. Or even better, use water cooling.
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Originally Posted by Copywright View Post

The motherboards I'm looking at are Matx, I am trying to cram as much power as possible into a small package.

Water cooling would be your best bet, I would be difficult to fuel 4x680s with fresh air in a cramped environment.

As long as the PCI-e ports are x16 there shouldn't be any performance loss.

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Thanks yall biggrin.gif

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