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Hey guys. Question is pretty simple: is three-way SLI possible on the MVG? I realize the last slot would only run at x4 and I'd need a riser cable, but it would be pretty boss if I can add a third GPU to an mATX form factor.
    
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Simple answer is no. If you absolutely need to do it, you can search for SLI hacks. Also PCI-E x4 2.0 will have some performance hit.
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Nah, there's no need involved. I just read the Rampage IV Gene had x16/x16/x8, so it made me wonder if running three discrete GPUs was possible on the 1155 board.
    
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Well 2011 CPUs have PCI-E 40 lanes. All manufactures have to do is to distribute them properly to get X16/X16/X8 which Asus did for Gene.

For 1155/1150 they also need to add a PLX chip which costs money, so Asus didn't do it.
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If I recall correctly, Nvidia requires at least a PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot for each GPU. They may have kept the requirement at x8 even though PCIe 3.0 x4 can carry an equivalent amount of data as PCIe 2.0 x8
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Can run quad sli.cant run three way sli. rolleyes.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

Can run quad sli.cant run three way sli. rolleyes.gif

Wait, really? That doesn't make sense at all...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

Can run quad sli.cant run three way sli. rolleyes.gif

Quote:
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Wait, really? That doesn't make sense at all...

Quad SLI is using 2 dual GPU graphic cards like 690.
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Oh, that. I was referring to discrete single GPU cards. You can run a 680 + 690 or 7970 + 7990 and get three-way, too, then.
    
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