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hey I dont know much about crossfire but I was thinking of picking up 2x 3870s or a 3870x2 one or the other but I was wondering what motherboard would be a good motherboard for crossfire with a E8400 processor?? I was thinking the X48/X38 but not sure.
Thanks for all the info
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Foxconn Mars
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Foxconn Mars is a P35 board, not crossfire.
Asus Maximus formula is a great X38 board.
Gigabyte and DFI have great X38 boards also.
Edit: Asus P5e is also good.
Just don't get the Foxconn X38 board. I got it and it's awful.
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Originally Posted by x2s3w4 View Post
Foxconn Mars is a P35 board, not crossfire.
Asus Maximus formula is a great X38 board.
Gigabyte and DFI have great X38 boards also.
Foxconn Mars can do Crossfire but it has a x16 and x4 PCIe lanes. For high end cards, that will bottleneck.
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Foxconn Mars is a P35 board that runs crossfire
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Asus Maximum / P5E is a popular board amongst users here. They're both x38.
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well I guess im prolly gonna go with a DFI X38 DK hopefully that works well and just to be sure its not possible to have tri or Quad crossfire on an intel motherboard correct?
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well I guess im prolly gonna go with a DFI X38 DK hopefully that works well and just to be sure its not possible to have tri or Quad crossfire on an intel motherboard correct?
You may want to read this first about that version of the DFI X38.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...e-ever-do.html
I think there is another version of the X38 DFI than this one.
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Foxconn Mars is a P35 board that runs crossfire
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Foxconn Mars can do Crossfire but it has a x16 and x4 PCIe lanes. For high end cards, that will bottleneck.
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You may want to read this first about that version of the DFI X38.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...e-ever-do.html
I think there is another version of the X38 DFI than this one.
the one he is talking about is the DFI LP X38 which is Lanparty...i am getting the DFI DK X38 which is Dark. I have heard nothing but good things about the Dark boards. I have a P35 Dark on order and im testing out crossfire so im going with the X38 now seeing how it comes out to be.
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