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That's much more realistic.

Here the OC Force is $569, Sniper 5 is $539 and the Extreme is $479. Lol. Why Gigabyte has priced these things skyhigh who knows.

Wow... that's rough frown.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1396921/msi-z87-thread-mpower-max-bios-screens-and-info-xpower-coming-soon/0_40

 

Updated thread with pics of newly arrived Xpower sample .. Just poking around getting a first look at the BIOS. More in-depth testing to come.

post #93 of 107
any word if it uses a plx to "double" the pcie bandwidth?

or like what asus has done with the golden boards by only doubling the non 16x slots
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The bios has options for power adjustments of 2x PLX chips on-board wink.gif
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The bios has options for power adjustments of 2x PLX chips on-board wink.gif

So are you saying its possible to deactivate a plx chip/s to run native 8x/8x?
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The bios has options for power adjustments of 2x PLX chips on-board wink.gif

So are you saying its possible to deactivate a plx chip/s to run native 8x/8x?

that I have not tested.. I can confirm that the "cease fire" switches on board disable pcie slots, but I dont see an option to disable 'PLX' by itself.
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that I have not tested.. I can confirm that the "cease fire" switches on board disable pcie slots, but I dont see an option to disable 'PLX' by itself.

hmmm im assuming your under a nda but if your able to does deactivating pcie slots allow graphics card to run natively or will they still route through the plx?

apologies for the similar questions
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that I have not tested.. I can confirm that the "cease fire" switches on board disable pcie slots, but I dont see an option to disable 'PLX' by itself.

hmmm im assuming your under a nda but if your able to does deactivating pcie slots allow graphics card to run natively or will they still route through the plx?

apologies for the similar questions

Will test and post.. I believe you are correct though.. just want to confirm.

*ps - nda is over.. ask all you want. smile.gif
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Looking here http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-xpower
Looks like you can bypass the PLX for single gpu use.
    
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So are you saying its possible to deactivate a plx chip/s to run native 8x/8x?

Based on knowledge of circuit routing, I would say you can't.
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