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Quick question, just bought an Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z, which i was told has the NF200 chip. I understand the reprecussions, but dos this mean all 4 lanes will run at 16x? or at least 2 lanes?
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The Cards will communicate between each other at that speed, the connection to the CPU itself doesn't get any better and only adds latency.
Mostly a Gimmick

Had one on my evga 780i board, didnt really think it worked that great at all.
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The Cards will communicate between each other at that speed, the connection to the CPU itself doesn't get any better and only adds latency.
Mostly a Gimmick

Had one on my evga 780i board, didnt really think it worked that great at all.


Thats quite stupid, thanks for the info.
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if you want to run 3-way you need to use the NF200. It helps a tiny bit with high bandwidth cards in SLI.
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NF200 works just fine.
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NF200 allows you to get the maxiumum performance out of high end SLI cards when using z77 or z68 chipsets.
The best implimentations of it are in the asrock z68 extreme 7 and the gig z77 up7 because they allow you to bypass the nf200 chip with a special slot so you avoid the latency issues when using a single card.
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I have the ASRock Z68, Extreme 7 Gen3, and use 3 ASUS EAH6970 reference cards in 3 way CrossfireX. Also have I7-3770K CPU and 16gb of DDR3-1600mhz ram. Graphics, CPU, and memory all running at stock speeds.

I'm driving 3 Dell 2412M monitors in an Eyefinity group @ 5760 x 1200 resolution (bezel compensated to 6088 x 1200) , playing Battlefield 3, smooth as glass at highest graphics settings.

NF200 seems to work fine smile.gif
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