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3-way SLI on 680i?

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I was told by many members on here that i could not have 3x 8800GTX in 3 way sli on an Nforce 680i SLI mobo becasue i dont know why..

Heres a link to prove it.


http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/...mance_Preview/
Edited by sublime0 - 5/28/08 at 3:43am
post #2 of 11
They were right in a sense. You CAN run 3 way sli on a 680i board. But not yours. Your board only has 2 pci-e slots
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They were right in a sense. You CAN run 3 way sli on a 680i board. But not yours. Your board only has 2 pci-e slots
No i was considering an EVGA 680i SLI A1 mobo not mine lol.
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Wow, a 1100w PSU. Thats one heck of a setup. You would need a huge tower, some nice fans to cool it down, and I don't see any room for a sound card.
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Wow, a 1100w PSU. Thats one heck of a setup. You would need a huge tower, some nice fans to cool it down, and I don't see any room for a sound card.
Onboard sound. 3x EK ful 8800GTX blocks all on water.. very very soon
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Nvm, laggy internet FTL.
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How do you get 3 cards in 2 slots?
you cant. IM talking about getting a 680i A1 board. with 3x pcie x16 lanes.

MY LT wil go into another rig.
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you cant. IM talking about getting a 680i A1 board. with 3x pcie x16 lanes.

MY LT wil go into another rig.
I see. Seems like a waste IMO....no offense....
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I see. Seems like a waste IMO....no offense....
nahh. not to me. Ive been dreaming of 3 way sli for a long time now.

Heres a chart of gain.

http://www.evga.com/articles/383.asp
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I see. Seems like a waste IMO....no offense....
I'm with buddy ^^

I think you'll see there's no need for it, after you've dished out tons of money

I'm still confused as to how you could even have 3 way sli on a 680i anyway

It only has 2 x16 PCI-E slots, and a third 'Expansion slot' ie for running multiple monitors in addition to SLI.

I was under the impression that the whole reason there was any fuss over the 780i chipset was because of the 3 way sli support
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