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post #161 of 201
Got my board back from RMA. Thank you ASUS!!! It works!!!!

Here's my validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/d139c6

So happy to have this thing back. All working now. Onboard analog audio is back and crossfire works great. Even if it does crash on BF3. Works fine on everything else. Gotta love Origin these days.
     
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post #162 of 201
Well, I am not an official member yet, but I went ahead and read through many pages because this is showing up next week:



I was really not in the market for a new motherboard, as I am squishing all my pennies into piles to get a house in December. But my ASRock board has been slowly dying. First it was the onboard sound, so I bought a PCI sound card, now the PCI lane went out, and the other PCI lane is blocked by a GPU, so either I loose X-fire or sound...neither of which is acceptable.

I know, I know....ebay...but for 54 bucks shipped, I will take the risk. 60 day warranty on refub from a reputable seller...It only has to last til tax return time!
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Hey guys are there better BIOS versions than others for this board?

Edit: Apparently not.
Edited by battleaxe - 10/17/14 at 6:51am
     
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Stabilizing 5.0 on the -V is complete. Coming from the ASRock ext4, it is nice to see the DMM and CPU-Z read within ~.005 of one another.

Anybody tri-fire on one of these boards? Wondering if there is a performance hit for the 3rd pcie lane being 2.0. Also does it then run x8 x8 x8 ?
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Stabilizing 5.0 on the -V is complete. Coming from the ASRock ext4, it is nice to see the DMM and CPU-Z read within ~.005 of one another.

Anybody tri-fire on one of these boards? Wondering if there is a performance hit for the 3rd pcie lane being 2.0. Also does it then run x8 x8 x8 ?
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Stabilizing 5.0 on the -V is complete. Coming from the ASRock ext4, it is nice to see the DMM and CPU-Z read within ~.005 of one another.

Anybody tri-fire on one of these boards? Wondering if there is a performance hit for the 3rd pcie lane being 2.0. Also does it then run x8 x8 x8 ?
8/4/4

ouch...any idea what type of scaling I am going to experience with 3 way?

I have to wait til tax time to build new, but a 3rd 7970 can be had for well under 200 bucks.
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Stabilizing 5.0 on the -V is complete. Coming from the ASRock ext4, it is nice to see the DMM and CPU-Z read within ~.005 of one another.

Anybody tri-fire on one of these boards? Wondering if there is a performance hit for the 3rd pcie lane being 2.0. Also does it then run x8 x8 x8 ?
8/4/4

ouch...any idea what type of scaling I am going to experience with 3 way?

I have to wait til tax time to build new, but a 3rd 7970 can be had for well under 200 bucks.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1VFKA_enUS609US609&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#newwindow=1&q=3%20way%20crossfire%207970%20benchmark
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Stabilizing 5.0 on the -V is complete. Coming from the ASRock ext4, it is nice to see the DMM and CPU-Z read within ~.005 of one another.

Anybody tri-fire on one of these boards? Wondering if there is a performance hit for the 3rd pcie lane being 2.0. Also does it then run x8 x8 x8 ?
8/4/4

ouch...any idea what type of scaling I am going to experience with 3 way?

I have to wait til tax time to build new, but a 3rd 7970 can be had for well under 200 bucks.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1VFKA_enUS609US609&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#newwindow=1&q=3%20way%20crossfire%207970%20benchmark

Yeah, I was guessing that someone with this board has tried 3 way cross fire, because I could not find any comparisons with this PCIE configuration.

But thanks for the ol' " I think his question is silly, so I am going to point him to google and make myself feel smart" routine. Had not gotten that one in a while. rolleyes.gif

I will just go ask the guys in the 7970 thread about it.
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Yeah, I was guessing that someone with this board has tried 3 way cross fire, because I could not find any comparisons with this PCIE configuration.

But thanks for the ol' " I think his question is silly, so I am going to point him to google and make myself feel smart" routine. Had not gotten that one in a while. rolleyes.gif

I will just go ask the guys in the 7970 thread about it.

Actually he gave you a good reference. The first article shows some good results and the answer to your question. I found it and I wasn't even in the market for such a thing. Short answer is yes it would work and you would see some benefit. But scaling as expected offers less advantage than you might hope for. Short answer is though, yes you can do it and yes it would improve your overall performance. Read the first article. He gave you a good answer and an answer that is in more depth than we might be able to offer here with lots of data to backup said response.
     
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