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Originally Posted by zlpw0ker View Post

I read somewhere that this mobo only supports up to 4 gpu's tho.
But I think I read earlyer in this thread that someone managed to have 5 functioning gpu's on this beauty.

But I rather have 1 powerful gpu than plug 3-4 and no additional pci-e cards.

Max 4 GPU's in X16 but if you had 7 single slot GPU's you could use all 7. The 1st slot would run X16 and the other 6 would run X8.
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Originally Posted by zlpw0ker View Post

I read somewhere that this mobo only supports up to 4 gpu's tho.
But I think I read earlyer in this thread that someone managed to have 5 functioning gpu's on this beauty.

But I rather have 1 powerful gpu than plug 3-4 and no additional pci-e cards.
I need this for 3D rendering. Right now I'm rocking 6x GTX580 on old MSI LGA1155 board with Core i5 2500k but I'm looking for X99 upgrade for Pascal/Polaris arrival as things are getting really interesting.
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Max 4 GPU's in X16 but if you had 7 single slot GPU's you could use all 7. The 1st slot would run X16 and the other 6 would run X8.
For CUDA or OpenCL rendering it doesn't matter - they all could run at X1 and it would be fine. It's just that scubadiver59 couldn't get system to post past 5th GPU. Also you don't need single slots - you can just use PCI-E Risers. As a matter of fact my 580s are running at X1/X4 right now - the only difference between X8 or X16 is that scene for rendering is loading few seconds longer into VRAM - after that they process it with full speed.
Edited by ziCk - 2/26/16 at 7:28am
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This board has some limitations as for running 7 gpus - 5 easily, 6 probably but 7 may or may not work. All depends on 4g decoding and proper management of IO space. We (Octane Render useres) have many of such builds, even up to 13 gpus but on dual xeon approach and proper extenders.
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Originally Posted by ziCk View Post

I need this for 3D rendering. Right now I'm rocking 6x GTX580 on old MSI LGA1155 board with Core i5 2500k but I'm looking for X99 upgrade for Pascal/Polaris arrival as things are getting really interesting.
For CUDA or OpenCL rendering it doesn't matter - they all could run at X1 and it would be fine. It's just that scubadiver59 couldn't get system to post past 5th GPU. Also you don't need single slots - you can just use PCI-E Risers. As a matter of fact my 580s are running at X1/X4 right now - the only difference between X8 or X16 is that scene for rendering is loading few seconds longer into VRAM - after that they process it with full speed.

I understand then,but I dunno how easy it will be on to use 7gpus on x99 platform tho.
Im actually writing from a 1155 board with i7-2600k.
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Originally Posted by smicha View Post

This board has some limitations as for running 7 gpus - 5 easily, 6 probably but 7 may or may not work. All depends on 4g decoding and proper management of IO space. We (Octane Render useres) have many of such builds, even up to 13 gpus but on dual xeon approach and proper extenders.

I see we're comming from the same angle cheers.gif

Yeah some people did crazy builds like fitting PCI-E splitters to connect 2 GPUs into the same PCI-E slot. Anyway I was really hoping I could use this particular board and not Z10PE-8 (Dual Xeon board). I know that the other one works with all PCI-E slots populated with GPUs.
Edited by ziCk - 2/26/16 at 7:40am
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Great. If you look at Octane forum we did tests that don't confirm that much of a difference in term of scene loading with respect to pcie speed.

I just finished a build on this motherbard with 4x980ti on water - will post buildlog soon.
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Originally Posted by smicha View Post

I just finished a build on this motherbard with 4x980ti on water - will post buildlog soon.
4? Can you borrow another 3 cards and check if it post? tongue.gif
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do you mean if x99 e ws will work with 4 gpus? Sure - without any problem at 16x pcie speed.
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Oh I see - I cannot do it. I don't have any raisers.
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Originally Posted by smicha View Post

Oh I see - I cannot do it. I don't have any raisers.

Or just water cool which depending on the GPU could allow you to skip risers. The EVGA 980Ti kingpin for example has a the option for single slot configuration when water cooled. Try running 7 of those cards together. You wouldn't be able to SLI them all together but who'd care with that much power.
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