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ok well i wont be upgrading for a while as to im poor. but thanks guys i dont know how far socket 939 goes up into the x 2s or maybe i will get a fx 57+
I'm selling an FX-57 if you are interested in the for sale section.
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There are nForce 4 with dual 16x PCIe slots.
You got me confused badly sir. I Know that all pcx boards "nforce SLI" boards had 2 x16 pcx slots. But when you enable sli you get (2) 8X slots. Please tell me that that is exactly what is even happeneing on the 680 and 590 chipset motherboards. You arn't saying that mine has 2 8x for Sli and the new 590 and 680 chipsets have 2 X16's righ. I hope i didnt lose anyone here from what I understand this is SLI commen Law.
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It is my understanding that the 8800 Series cards require a PCI-E 16X slot for use. As such, you will either need a 680i (Which has 2 16X slots) or a NFORCE4 SLI that has 2 16X slots, such as the Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe. And yes, unless noted chances are your K8N has one 16X Slot, and two 8X Slots when using SLI, in which case you will not be able to run SLI with 8800 GTX.
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ok let me show you this quickly. i have 2 x16 slots for sli!
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No tub, it will work on 16x/8x as well. Just like for example. the intel p5w dh has a 16x/8x slot (1 of each) and yet runs crossfire cards (two) at 8x8x. 16x16x native boards are just slightly faster (like the asus a8n32 sli deluxe)
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You got me confused badly sir. I Know that all pcx boards "nforce SLI" boards had 2 x16 pcx slots. But when you enable sli you get (2) 8X slots. Please tell me that that is exactly what is even happeneing on the 680 and 590 chipset motherboards. You arn't saying that mine has 2 8x for Sli and the new 590 and 680 chipsets have 2 X16's righ. I hope i didnt lose anyone here from what I understand this is SLI commen Law.
It's PCIe... PCX or PCIX is different standard.

The standard nForce 4 SLI chipset has one 16x PCIe that changes to dual 8x PCIe for SLI. There is another upgraded version of the chipset. You can tell if your nF4 board and has two chipsets. These motherboards have TWO 16x PCIe. The each 8800 card needs a 16x PCIe slot to ensure compatibility. They only work on some 8x PCIe slots.
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No tub, it will work on 16x/8x as well. Just like for example. the intel p5w dh has a 16x/8x slot (1 of each) and yet runs crossfire cards (two) at 8x8x.
Im aware of that, I was under the impression that the 8800 GTX required a 16X PCI-E Slot for use, if you dont have one, it would be a hardware incompatibility. Ofcourse, I could be completely wrong, and if so I apologize. Either way, I do not see anything on the box for the motherboard above that denotes 2 16X slots.
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You could run 8800GTX's in SLi with any good SLi motherboard, however, as stated above, there are some factors to consider. Such as...
-Price Range
-Dual PCIe-16x Lanes
-CPU Power (Bottlenecking)

For example, if you are going to dish out $1200 for SLi'd eVGA 8800GTX's you do not want to keep with AMD Socket 939. Also, if you are buying a new motherboard you might as well go Conroe. An Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 with an eVGA 8800GTX on an Asus 680i SLi Motherboard will out perform a 3500+ Venice with SLI'd 8800GTX's on a 590 Motherboard. So, if you have $1400 ($1200 - SLi, $200 Mobo) you'd be better off getting an E6600/6700, one eVGA/XFX/BFG Tech. 8800GTX, and an Asus 680i SLi Motherboard.

Also, about Post 12 - PCI-Express 16x GPUs run 16x on a good SLi/CrossFire Motherboard, however, before they used to only run 8x per lane. Now they are 16x per line so they are much faster. Oh, and make sure to use an SLi Bridge if/when you do go SLi. Bascially, old(er) motherboards had 2x16x Lane PCI-e slots, however, when they ran in SLi/CrossFire they were 2x8x. Now, they are 2x16x with makes them faster.

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i am only worrying about bottleneck until dx10! anyway i newegg'd a 680a and there is none!
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none of the gigabyte nf4 boards have true 16x16x sli support

the 680a's aren't out yet
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