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Can anyone tell me if this board support SLI or Crossfire?

This is a P45
The P board always crossfire right? but i could not see if this board crossfire or what...

This sound like a good board for OCing review here

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...-has-arrived/1
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yes it is crossfire, but only in x8 x8 mode.

if you're using one card, it functions in full x16 mode.

I'm getting the P5Q-E soon, if you want to know more, i'll have it by wednesday.
    
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yes it is crossfire, but only in x8 x8 mode.

if you're using one card, it functions in full x16 mode.

I'm getting the P5Q-E soon, if you want to know more, i'll have it by wednesday.
Thanks for the fastest reply i have ever seen

Anyway I am not very familiar with the crossfire thingy.. but x8 x8 mode is pretty low aye? compare to x16 x16 Sli? ( I dont know ok, since they are completely different, so correct me if i am wrong )

I am thinking of this board since the 4000 series might be the next dominater of the graphic warfare...

Is there any board for crossfire that go x16 x16?

Thanks a bunch
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well, first off, the x38/x48 boards are the best for crossfire.

But x8 x8 isn't that bad. From what I understand it works like this (please bare [sp?] with me).

PCI-E 1.1 x16 is somewhat equivalent to PCI-E 2.0 x8. Just recently, cards are beginning to max out PCI-E 1.1, which is somewhat equivalent to PCI-E 2.0 x8.

As long as you aren't rendering images at more than 1900x1080 (i think it's 1080), then you won't see any noticeable decrease in crossfire performance. Past that resolution, you will not be getting the most out of your cards with x8 x8 crossfire, as the x8 will bottleneck the bandwidth.

Now, that is just my understanding, and I could be completely wrong. I am 99% sure about the last part concerning the resolution, though, as that came from RussianGrimmReaper (though not word for word).

I have ordered a P5Q-E, a P45 board, and being so only has x8 x8 crossfire. In all honesty, I prefer having a single, powerful GPU, and thus am not worried about crossfire. I bought the P45 board for its crazy overclocking, or so I hear.

Basically, like i said before, as long as you aren't rendering above 1900x1080 (sorry, still unsure) you won't notice any performance penalty/decrease.

EDIT: I think the max res before bottlenecking that I'm talking about is like 1920x1200, not 1900x1080...sorry for the confusion.
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well, first off, the x38/x48 boards are the best for crossfire.

But x8 x8 isn't that bad. From what I understand it works like this (please bare [sp?] with me).

PCI-E 1.1 x16 is somewhat equivalent to PCI-E 2.0 x8. Just recently, cards are beginning to max out PCI-E 1.1, which is somewhat equivalent to PCI-E 2.0 x8.

As long as you aren't rendering images at more than 1900x1080 (i think it's 1080), then you won't see any noticeable decrease in crossfire performance. Past that resolution, you will not be getting the most out of your cards with x8 x8 crossfire, as the x8 will bottleneck the bandwidth.

Now, that is just my understanding, and I could be completely wrong. I am 99% sure about the last part concerning the resolution, though, as that came from RussianGrimmReaper (though not word for word).

I have ordered a P5Q-E, a P45 board, and being so only has x8 x8 crossfire. In all honesty, I prefer having a single, powerful GPU, and thus am not worried about crossfire. I bought the P45 board for its crazy overclocking, or so I hear.

Basically, like i said before, as long as you aren't rendering above 1900x1080 (sorry, still unsure) you won't notice any performance penalty/decrease.

EDIT: I think the max res before bottlenecking that I'm talking about is like 1920x1200, not 1900x1080...sorry for the confusion.
Thanks man, that clear me head abit. One last help tho.
If i go for the X38 which board support DDR2?, it seem like if i go for the x38 and x48 gene i need DDR3 ram right?
Sorry for bother you but i need to know since my sister is coming back from the UK next week and i need to know which board to get so she could buy it for me birthday ( it is cheaper in UK than my country , buy cheaper i mean like 80$ to 100$ average on every computer part)
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well, i've got an ASUS P5E, which actually supports both DDR2 and DDR3, as well as the 45nm processors, full x16 x16 crossfire, pretty good OCer (got my x3220, basically a Q6600, to 3.4 no problems), oh goodness, what else?

Can't think of any more bragging topics for the board, but you get the idea. Plus, you can flash the BIOS to the rampage bios for more memory options. I think a step up from the P5E is like a maximus formula or something.

That's just my recommendation, it's really up to you.
    
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well, i've got an ASUS P5E, which actually supports both DDR2 and DDR3, as well as the 45nm processors, full x16 x16 crossfire, pretty good OCer (got my x3220, basically a Q6600, to 3.4 no problems), oh goodness, what else?

Can't think of any more bragging topics for the board, but you get the idea. Plus, you can flash the BIOS to the rampage bios for more memory options. I think a step up from the P5E is like a maximus formula or something.

That's just my recommendation, it's really up to you.
Thanks very valuable info, but what is "rampage bios"? improve memory compatibilities? or higher OC range?
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the rampage bios is a bios for the ASUS Rampage Formula X48 mobo. Many have been able to flash the P5E board to a different motherboard's BIOS, namely the Rampage Formula's BIOS. From what I hear, the Rampage BIOS allows for more memory tweaking, thus resulting in a higher OC, though not a BIG gain over the original P5E BIOS and its overclocks.

You asked about 'memory compatibility,' i don't think it allows for more types of memory to be used, and depending on whether the Rampage Formula supports DDR3 or DDR2, flashing a P5E to the Rampage BIOS might actually kill compatibility for one of the two types of memory. For example: you flash the P5E to the rampage BIOS but can't use DDR3 memory because the Rampage BIOS won't recognize it, or something like that. I personally haven't flashed my P5E to the Rampage BIOS because it's simply not necessary, and it's somewhat risky.

Once again, that is my understanding. If i'm wrong, i'm sure someone will come along to correct me.
    
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