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Does anyone know if there's a limit to the amount of PCI-E slots that can be used on the Maximus V Formula??

I have a PCI-E X-Fi titanium, and a PCI-E capture card along with my current 680. I'd like to add a second 680, but I'm thinking back to when I had my Maximus IV Extreme; slot use was limited to like 3.

Any idea if this is the case with the MVF? I tried googling, didn't come up with anything conclusive.
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MVF shares 16 CPU lanes across long PCI-E x16 slots. PCI-E x1 slots are controlled by PCH (it has another 8 lanes). Your PCI-E sound card and capture card use x1, right? So it should be no problem. I suspect that top x4 shares lanes with pci-e x1 though. So if you use one or the other, the second might get disabled.
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So I *should* be okay?
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Yep as long as you use PCI-E x1 slots. Where do you currently have your cards installed in?
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Yep as long as you use PCI-E x1 slots. Where do you currently have your cards installed in?

This is my current configuration (purely for convenience sake):


From what I gather, I *think* below is my only option when I get my 2nd 680, cause SLI won't work in 4x according to nvidia.
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Do you realize that currently your GPU operates at X8?

Anyway, try the configuration on the second picture before buying second GPU. Black and Red slots share different lanes. The question is whether black PCI-E x4 shares lanes with PCI-E x1 which you will solve by trying to use them simultaneously.
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Do you realize that currently your GPU operates at X8?

Anyway, try the configuration on the second picture before buying second GPU. Black and Red slots share different lanes. The question is whether black PCI-E x4 shares lanes with PCI-E x1 which you will solve by trying to use them simultaneously.

Alright, will do....right now.
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Well, it works with the config in the second picture (minus the second 680 of course). So...I should be good, yes?
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Yep, you are good to go thumb.gif.
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Yep, you are good to go thumb.gif.

Thank you:)

Here, have some rep.
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