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my tz77b has no SLI support. I need a good cheap z77 with tri/quad SLI preferably. Any suggestions?



thanks in advance!
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There aren't 3-way or 4-way SLI boards for cheap. One of the cheapest is G1 Sniper 3.

For 2-way SLI, Biostar supports it with TZ77XE3 and up.

MSI has it with G45 and up, but get at least GD55 for good VRM.

ASrock has it with Extreme3 and up.

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H and up.

Asus supports SLI with LK and up AFAIK.
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"cheap" and "tri-quad sli capable", so youre looking on spending at least 250 on a board.... right? Your motherboard youre coming from is this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352

So youre positive you want the tri/quad ?
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ASRock Z77 Extreme3 cheapest board for SLI.

To run 3 or 4 you need the G1 Sniper 3 with PLX chip for added bandwidth like DeXel says.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131848

it says QUAD SLI here. or does that just mean 690x2?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AIienware View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131848

it says QUAD SLI here. or does that just mean 690x2?

That board is only 2-SLI not quad sli.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131848

it says QUAD SLI here. or does that just mean 690x2?


Yea. Quad means two dual chip GPUs like 690, 590 and etc.
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That board is only 2-SLI not quad sli.


go to details and it says


Features
Features
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ Power Control

SMART DIGI+ - Get incredible performance increases with TPU and the all-new SMART DIGI+

USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP

USB BIOS Flashback - Simple Plug & Press - Hardware-based BIOS Flashback

Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX Support!

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"cheap" and "tri-quad sli capable", so youre looking on spending at least 250 on a board.... right? Your motherboard youre coming from is this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352

So youre positive you want the tri/quad ?

that's the one. I'd rather go with 2-way SLI then. can you recommend some cheap ones?
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Yea. Quad means two dual chip GPUs like 690, 590 and etc.

oh I see, thanks.
Edited by AIienware - 6/2/13 at 10:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AIienware View Post

go to details and it says


Features
Features
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ Power Control

SMART DIGI+ - Get incredible performance increases with TPU and the all-new SMART DIGI+

USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP

USB BIOS Flashback - Simple Plug & Press - Hardware-based BIOS Flashback

Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX Support!

Look at the board itself, PHYSICALLY it doesnt even have FOUR PCIe slots. How can it be QUAD sli if it only has 3 possible? This board says :

Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 (x16/0 or x8/x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 @ x4
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2


So PCI Express 3.0 2 (x8/x8). That means it has TWO PCI express slots that can either run with 16 lanes (if you run one card) or 8 lanes/8 lanes if you run two. The third slot cannot be used because it is x4. It means Quad-GPU SLI as in 2 690's or 2 590's..... It physically cant even do 4 quad sli cause theres only THREE slots..... (the third slot cant even be used, so theres only two)
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