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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

Native PCI-e lane wise, yes for tri sli:

1150/1155: it's 8x/8x/4x

2011: 16x/16x/8x


There's simply more lanes on 2011 boards to do full speed for 3 cards whereas 1150/1155 the 3rd card would be stunted by 4x only.

also 3 way sli won't work on an x4 slot xfire yes sli no

and those 4 lanes are provided by the pch
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I liek the mis boards with no pci slots and all pci-e and enough for 3 gpus and other components omn one board whiel the other still has pci why do they do that. The gigabyte still has pci i really hope that's not the case since it is very outdated.
    
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post #63 of 67
Looks identical to the Z87 X power motherboard aside from the fact they put generic heat sinks on the board.

I'm assuming they don't want to reveal their heat sink design or are still working on it which explains the generic heat sinks.
post #64 of 67
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Originally Posted by Yukla View Post

I'm on a low end Z77 board and 4.5Ghz 3770k and this does not excite me one bit :/

Only thing I don't like about Z77 is that there are SATA2 ports as well as SATA3
I'm holding out too. My Z77 and 3770k still have lots of life left. Most I'll do is do a new case and GPU here when the 8xx come to market.

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Originally Posted by AnnoyinDemon View Post

"Only thing I don't like about Z77 is that there are SATA2 ports as well as SATA3" He was telling us his opinion like many others on this forum...
^ this

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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

Well that settles it, everyone go out and buy netbooks. Anything more is pointless, and you're using it wrong.
Nooooooo mad.gif

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Originally Posted by jameschisholm View Post

I don't think its worth upgrading until something significant changes like the mass adoption of DDR4, or well just something incredible..imo

I'm happy with what I've got smile.gif
I may hold my breathe even then especially with RAM prices creeping up like they have been.

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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

Native PCI-e lane wise, yes for tri sli:

1150/1155: it's 8x/8x/4x

2011: 16x/16x/8x


There's simply more lanes on 2011 boards to do full speed for 3 cards whereas 1150/1155 the 3rd card would be stunted by 4x only.
So basically what you're saying is that it's better for instance to get a 690 with 2 GPU's in one single 16x slot than two 660ti's in SLI in 8x, correct?
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Originally Posted by Mand12 View Post

Isn't it still cheaper to go with a PLX 1150 than to go for a 2011, since both CPU and MB are more expensive for 2011? And if you don't need the extra cores, being gaming-focused, is going with 1150 still better even if you do want 3-way SLI?

Not necessarily. PLX boards are in the $250+ range. Good, low-end X79 boards start at around $200-250. The i7 4770k is $330, while the i7 4820k is around $300.
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

Native PCI-e lane wise, yes for tri sli:

1150/1155: it's 8x/8x/4x

2011: 16x/16x/8x


There's simply more lanes on 2011 boards to do full speed for 3 cards whereas 1150/1155 the 3rd card would be stunted by 4x only.

Actually, the only way to do tri-SLI on 1150 motherboards is with 8x/4x/4x configuration.
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

also 3 way sli won't work on an x4 slot xfire yes sli no

and those 4 lanes are provided by the pch

nVidia changed that for PCI-E 3.0, they'll allow 8x/4x/4x configurations if all are PCI-E 3.0. Not sure if they changed it for 1150, but that was the case for IB 1155.
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post #66 of 67
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Originally Posted by jdstock76 View Post

I'm holding out too. My Z77 and 3770k still have lots of life left. Most I'll do is do a new case and GPU here when the 8xx come to market.
^ this
Nooooooo mad.gif
I may hold my breathe even then especially with RAM prices creeping up like they have been.
So basically what you're saying is that it's better for instance to get a 690 with 2 GPU's in one single 16x slot than two 660ti's in SLI in 8x, correct?

not really, no difference between sli 660 Tis or a 690 perf wise on 8x pci-e.
Only impact is when you run it on 4x pci-e and even that is minimal.

Speaking of which, i'm pretty sure the 690 is split into two x8 lanes for its twin GPUs anyway.
     
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post #67 of 67
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Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

Actually, the only way to do tri-SLI on 1150 motherboards is with 8x/4x/4x configuration.

You can't SLI with an x4. You can Crossfire with an x4, but you can't SLI with an x4.

Three-way SLI on *87 motherboards requires a PLX chip.
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