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One thing I did notice is this board is not really a two video card board. One of the pcie16 slots is actually just a pcie4 slot with a pcie16 connector. So if you are planning to double GPU the thing it is not what you want.

au contraire
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well the reviewer was wrong then.
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well the reviewer was wrong then.

Newegg has it listed as a x16 x4 board as well.
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well someone is wrong. It has the right chipset for 2x16 though.
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not sure if what Speccy tells me or what Newegg tells me is true
Edited by KKvantas - 10/5/13 at 9:20am
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If you don't get cheap garbage boards, solid caps will last longer than you will want to use the board (20+)
Is the M5a97 R2.0 a cheap garbage board? lol
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Is the M5a97 R2.0 a cheap garbage board? lol

no that was a general statement
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It will last for ages or at least until it breaks. tongue.gif It's a solid mobo.

About the chipset..
970: One physical PCIe 2.0 ×16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 ×4 slot and three PCIe 2.0 ×1 slots
990: One physical PCIe 2.0 ×16 slot or two physical PCIe 2.0 ×16 slots @ x8, one PCIe 2.0 ×4 slot and two PCIe 2.0 ×1 slots
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