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post #11 of 18
well when i go back home, I will try putting my GTX into one of my boards 8x slots and see what happens, I forgot my board has 3 pci-e slots, 1 16x slot, and 2 8x slot.
    
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680i arent the only ones with dual 16x mode for sli, what was it the expert and msi diamond and the asus a8n32 sli or something like that runs it also right, there are alot more then just the 680i or doing a conroe build to run sli 8800
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i have definatley seen a 8800 in a pci-e 8x slot before
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Proof?
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post #15 of 18
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How is that possible? The new 650i chipset from nvidia has dual x8's for SLI and it's MEANT for SLI 8800's...

If the only board that can run dual 8800's is a 680i, then nvidia is going to lose alotttttttt of $$$ on that venture. lame.
In my opinion, if you're going to drop $1100 on SLI 8800GTXs, you can afford the extra $50 for a 680i board over the 650i.
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yeah but its not the only board that can do it
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Not backwards compatible is frivilous nowadays...
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post #18 of 18
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Proof?
i would if i could but it was at a computer store near me, it was the first time i had ever seen a 8800 and the guy sitting there testing it told me that his PCI-E 8x slot was choking his card and i was surprised but he showed me the motherboard in the store ind it really did say PCI-E 8x
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