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How many monitors do you need? Each graphics card should support 3.
Would you want like 9/16 monitors to make a giant screen?!?!
I think you'd want a projector.
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Probably (if i did get this board) i would put a RAID controller in that middle slot!
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If they don't use anywhere near the maximum bandwidth, then why are they coming out with a new pci-e 2.0 specification?
Most likely for even more future proofing which isn't needed..

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Probably (if i did get this board) i would put a RAID controller in that middle slot!
I don't think they have RAID controllers for PCIe8/16x slots
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Edit: Duckie answered that question.
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If they don't use anywhere near the maximum bandwidth, then why are they coming out with a new pci-e 2.0 specification?
A) Because they will eventually hit the limit
B) PCIe 2.0 provide more power that just 75w

PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0

FYI, All PCIe is downwards compatible as long as it fits. A PCIe 1x card will work in ANY PCIe slot.
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Thanks duckie, didn't know that.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
I don't think they have RAID controllers for PCIe8/16x slots
*Cough*Cough*

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816131003
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/product...ves/SAS-31605/
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/product...ives/SAS-4805/

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lovely Controllers.
Faster than a Pentium II and 256 MB DDR Ram.
U are allowed to present me one, anytime....


@topic

Older boards run both PCI Ex 16 Ports at 8x when using SLI or 1@ 16x + 1@ 4x when using single Card.

So 8x is still enough for a Garphics Card in SLI/Crossfire.
Cause multi GPU us most usefully in high resolutions or high detail (AF, AA).
That means work to the GPU but not much PCI Ex bandwidth.
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x8 is still good for just about everything underneath a 8800 or HD 2900 as far as I know. The Asus M2N-E SLi runs in x16 if one card is in and x8 if two cards are in, but you could still run two 7950GT's in it without a problem.
Actually it's still good for the 8800s/2900s too. A few hundred points in 06 in the face of 12000+ is insignificant unless you're a benchmarker.
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