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Can I run 6 x AMD Radeon 7970 Vapor-X under Linux?

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Hi guys,
I was wondering what are the problems that I may face for running 6 x AMD Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X GHz Edition?
Which is the best OS? And why?

Thanks!
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running 6 gpu's is impossible, you can only go up to 4 no matter what, and thats only available on extremely high end motherboard

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running 6 gpu's is impossible, you can only go up to 4 no matter what, and thats only available on extremely high end motherboard

You can run 6 7970. Not for gaming tho.
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running 6 gpu's is impossible, you can only go up to 4 no matter what, and thats only available on extremely high end motherboard

You can run 6 7970. Not for gaming tho.

wth.gif looks like something i dont know... i swear it was 4... maybe because everyone says 4 cards... for gaming

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running 6 gpu's is impossible, you can only go up to 4 no matter what, and thats only available on extremely high end motherboard

I suggest you do your research, Theres a university for medical research that uses a 4 GTX 295 machine for cuda purposes under linux, You can run as many Gpu's as you've the resources for.
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wth.gif  looks like something i dont know... i swear it was 4... maybe because everyone says 4 cards... for gaming

Yeah. Probably he wants 6 7970 for mining/folding. Otherwise gaming-wise only quadfire.
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I believe the max configuration for windows is 8 GPUs. Wouldn't surprise me if most linux distros were the same.
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I believe the max configuration for windows is 8 GPUs. Wouldn't surprise me if most linux distros were the same.

If you are mining, yes you can, there is a slimed up version of Linux that is run off of a USB stick that will let you mine using up to 8 GPUs.

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4 GPU's per motherboard. I am not aware of any motherboard allowing more then 4 cards on it. And if there are, then they will not work togheter, as in teaming up to build more power for a single application such as a game. Instead, they will al work individually but towards the same goal such as folding.

Makes me wonder tho, how well does crossfire/sli scale in folding? and does it work as a Xfire/SLI setup or do they work individually?
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If you are mining, yes you can, there is a slimed up version of Linux that is run off of a USB stick that will let you mine using up to 8 GPUs.

Jeffinslaw

I know it's possible, because I saw that university project for the medicine research and 3D imaging.

Thanks Jeffinslaw, it's for 3D work. My mobo supports up to 7 PCI-E, I know it's possible, but I don't know the details. But still I need distro that's made for this work, BAMT is for mining.
It's shame and lame, if I put this under Windows. I'll take a look around then.
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