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Any board with a PCI-E x16 slot is suitable for single GPU usage...

So for OC Force can have 4way-sli since it has 4 PCI x16?
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So for OC Force can have 4way-sli since it has 4 PCI x16?

No, it can have 4-way SLI because it has 4 PCI-E x16 slots and a PLX chip to provide 8 lanes to each slot. The regular OC has 4 PCI-E x16 slots, but it cannot do 4-way SLI.
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Any board with a PCI-E x16 slot is suitable for single GPU usage...

Thanks Tsumi. Sorry I did not elaborate, what I mean exactly, is this board intended for multi-GPU users or is it overkill for single GPU users? What Z87 motherboard can you recommend for those using single GPU only. No plan on going SLI. Thanks.
Edited by uaedroid - 5/21/13 at 3:02am
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Thanks Tsumi. Sorry I did not elaborate, what I mean exactly, is this board intended for multi-GPU users or is it overkill for single GPU users? What Z87 motherboard can you recommend for those using single GPU only. No plan on going SLI. Thanks.

Depends on your overclocking needs. This board is designed to be a no frills relatively low cost overclock to the max board. If you're not pushing the limits, even the UD3H or UD4 would probably be good enough.
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GA-Z87X-OC @ i7-4770K @ DDR3-3850 Bootup:

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6916


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Edited by stasio - 5/21/13 at 3:59am
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Thanks a lot Tsumi for the tips. thumb.gif
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No, it can have 4-way SLI because it has 4 PCI-E x16 slots and a PLX chip to provide 8 lanes to each slot. The regular OC has 4 PCI-E x16 slots, but it cannot do 4-way SLI.

The slots on the OC are physically x16 in length, though the're only x16/x4/x8x/x4 in electrical connections. The OC Force is wired x16/x8/x16/x8.
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Thanks Tsumi. Sorry I did not elaborate, what I mean exactly, is this board intended for multi-GPU users or is it overkill for single GPU users? What Z87 motherboard can you recommend for those using single GPU only. No plan on going SLI. Thanks.

The regular OC will be great for single GPU users. The OC Force would also work well for single GPU because it has the black PCI-E slot which bypasses the PLX chip, which can add some unneeded latencies. It's quite expensive for single GPU, though, and would probably make almost no difference compared to the Z87X-OC.
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The slots on the OC are physically x16 in length, though the're only x16/x4/x8x/x4 in electrical connections. The OC Force is wired x16/x8/x16/x8.
The regular OC will be great for single GPU users. The OC Formula would also work well for single GPU because it has the black PCI-E slot which bypasses the PLX chip, which can add some unneeded latencies. It's quite expensive for single GPU, though, and would probably make almost no difference compared to the Z87X-OC.

Where does the formula comes from???questionmark.gif U mean Force issit:???
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Where does the formula comes from???questionmark.gif U mean Force issit:???

I'm assuming he meant force and just typed out formula, which would be asrock's board.
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Yep. I meant Force! Edited smile.gif
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