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I've read through the manual and reviews of the board but couldn't find a clear answer. I know it supports 3-way cf/sli but how many cards can I run without sli or cf? Mining is the goal.

I can see there are 5xpci-e 16x and 1xpci-e 1x. Am I able to populate all slots simultaneously? I remember on my old board if I had something in the 1x slot it would disable a 16x slot, or something to that extent.

Anyone with experience with this?

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Running multiple cards IS SLI/CFX.
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Originally Posted by Phoriver View Post

I've read through the manual and reviews of the board but couldn't find a clear answer. I know it supports 3-way cf/sli but how many cards can I run without sli or cf? Mining is the goal.

I can see there are 5xpci-e 16x and 1xpci-e 1x. Am I able to populate all slots simultaneously? I remember on my old board if I had something in the 1x slot it would disable a 16x slot, or something to that extent.

Anyone with experience with this?
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Depend on the size of the card you are using, looks like you can only run 3 2 slot cards in slots 1 or 2 + 4 + 6 or 7, looking up the board's manual should give you a good idea how the PCIE lanes are split between the slots and which one are disabled when you use another slot.
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Running multiple cards IS SLI/CFX.

That's for producing a video output, for GPGPU tasks like Mining you don't need SLI/CFX AFAIK.
Edited by sherlock - 11/27/13 at 5:06pm
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Depend on the size of the card you are using, looks like you can only run 3 2 slot cards in slots 1 or 2 + 4 + 6 or 7
That's for gaming, for GPGPU tasks like Mining you don't need SLI/CFX AFAIK.

Right, I wouldn't want sli/cf because it doesn't help with mining. I want as many individual gpus as possible. I would be using risers so the spacing doesn't matter.
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Right, I wouldn't want sli/cf because it doesn't help with mining. I want as many individual gpus as possible. I would be using risers so the spacing doesn't matter.

I think consult the user manual would help you in determining which slot could gets disabled when another slot is in use.
Edited by sherlock - 11/27/13 at 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by ZephyrBit View Post

Running multiple cards IS SLI/CFX.

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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

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Depend on the size of the card you are using, looks like you can only run 3 2 slot cards in slots 1 or 2 + 4 + 6 or 7, looking up the board's manual should give you a good idea how the PCIE lanes are split between the slots and which one are disabled when you use another slot.
That's for producing a video output, for GPGPU tasks like Mining you don't need SLI/CFX AFAIK.

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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

I think consult the user manual would help you in determining which slot could gets disabled when another slot is in use.

I didn't find anything in there about that. Just sli/cf configurations.

Edit: Some info here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68a-gd80-p8z68-deluxe-z68xp-ud5,3025-2.html

Edit1: found what I needed for the most part. Looks like slot #2 gets disabled when 1,3, or 4 are used. Now I'm wondering about the 1x slot.
Edited by Phoriver - 11/27/13 at 5:16pm
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